Explorers Education Volunteer - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Reference: OPP0001522

Activities: Education, Outdoors, Regularly

Starts: 20 January 2020 to 31 January 2021

Etruria, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire, ST4 7AF

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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 at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent!

We host school and group visits to the waterside, broadening learning through hands-on activities, workshops and sometimes boat trips. We also deliver within 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 full training and provide resources for leading groups of children, with a number of training days and 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 young people through talks and activities.
The ability to volunteer flexibly particularly during school term times.

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