Activities: Education volunteers
Hatton locks GU canal
We are looking for volunteers who love working with children and would like to encourage them to explore our canals and rivers – in schools and visits to Hatton Locks. 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
State of the art locks were built at Hatton to fight off stiff competition from the roads and railways in the 1930's. When the locks were completed bands played and crowds gathered to watch the Duke of Kent arrive by boat and cut the ribbon. Today Hatton Locks is a fantastic location for school and group visits, providing a wide variety of topics to learn from.
Interviews are taking place in April & May.
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 (Hatton).
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.