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Explorers Education Volunteer - London Water Safety

Explorers with a Canal & River Trust worker on the towpath in Leeds
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There are few things more satisfying than seeing a child's eyes light up when they learn something new and exciting.
Jackie, explorers volunteer

What's involved?

Delivering our Water Safety messages to as many children as possible is a priority for the Canal & River Trust. Can you help us to co-ordinate and deliver our interactive assemblies in primary schools across London? By processing bookings from teachers, co-ordinating other Explorer volunteers and leading assemblies yourself, you'll become our Water Safety expert and help this important awareness campaign reach thousands more children.
Although volunteering will be very flexible, you’ll need to be able to give several hours (spread through the week) to co-ordinate visit bookings and around half a day a week for delivery. The role involves travelling across London to visit pupils in school time - there is less to do during school holidays and all travel expenses can be reimbursed.

What skills are we looking for?

Competence with common computer applications – MS Outlook, Teams, Google Drive, WhatsApp
Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly, mainly with teachers and Trust volunteers, via email.
Ability to follow key steps in a repeatable process to complete activity bookings
Reliable & organised
Confident to speak in front of large groups of Primary school children

What will you get from us?

Volunteer Co-ordination, Customer Service, Administration and Education experience
Working within an enthusiastic team of volunteers
Flexible volunteering fitting around other commitments
Delivery of essential safety messaging

Illustration of kids working with a volunteer

Teach the next generation

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