Explorers Education Volunteer - Central Birmingham


Reference: OPP0000112

Activities: Education, Outdoors, Regularly

Starts: Anytime

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

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Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, we are not presently recruiting for this role. Please continue to send in your interest and we will be in touch when we begin recruiting. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you enjoy working with children and want to inspire them to learn about our local heritage, wildlife and landscape, join our team of Explorer Education Volunteers based in Birmingham!

We host school and group visits to the waterside, broadening learning through hands-on activities, workshops and sometimes boat trips. We also deliver in schools, providing resource-rich learning opportunities.

You will need to be able to volunteer flexibly to respond to group requests, committing to at least 3 or 4 days a month (usually between 9am – 3.30pm with at least two weeks' notice).


The opportunity to learn more about waterway heritage and wildlife; use your skills and learn new ones; be in an attractive environment; meet new people and of course, inspire children!

We give you training and provide resources for leading groups of children. The role includes a number of training days, along with team meetings. You will have support from our Learning Co-ordinator as well as the other volunteers in your team. We reimburse you for your travel costs within a 40 mile round trip of your base.

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 children through talks and activities.
The ability to volunteer flexibly particularly during school term times.

This role involves regulated activity with children and adults at risk, as defined by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012. Therefore, an Enhanced Criminal Record check will be undertaken and references will be sought. A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to volunteering with us.

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