Explorers Education Volunteer - Birmingham


Reference: OPP0000112

Activities: Education, Outdoors, Regularly

Starts: 5 March 2018

Birmingham, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal, West Midlands, B1 2AN

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If you love working with children and enjoy being outdoors join our team of education volunteers in Birmingham! Help children discover the waterways through our Canal & River Explorers programme by leading sessions for schools, Cub Scouts and Brownie groups both in their classrooms and out and about on our canals.

We are looking for people who can volunteer flexibly and respond to school and informal group requests as required and who can commit to at least 3 or 4 days a month. We try and give you at least 2 weeks’ notice of a visit. Often several sessions will take place in one school or waterside location in a day normally from about 9am – 3.30pm.


The opportunity to learn more about waterway heritage and wildlife; using your skills and learning new ones; being in an attractive environment and of course working with children!

We provide you with the resources to deliver inspiring visits with children about our waterways. You will have the support of an education officer as well as the other volunteers in your team. We reimburse you for all travel costs within 40 mile round trip of your base (Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham).

Skills required

Previous experience of working with young people in primary and/or secondary schools or other education settings.
Experience of delivering hands-on learning resources for children.
The ability to enthuse young people through talks and activities.
The ability to volunteer flexibly particularly during school term times.

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