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Explorers Education Volunteer - Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire


Reference: OPP0001522

Activities: Education volunteers

Starts: Anytime

Etruria, Trent & Mersey Canal, Staffordshire


We are looking for people with experience of working with children and a love of canals & rivers.

We are presently recruiting education volunteers to be based at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent. Interviews and training are taking place this summer, ready for the start of the school year in September.

About the role;
We presently have a small team of education volunteers who deliver school and group visits to Etruria, Congleton, Stone and Westport Lakes. We would like to expand this team of volunteers, enabling us to work with more schools and groups in 2015/16.

Canal & River Explorers volunteers deliver themed workshops in schools and on the towpath, linked to the National Curriculum. We also provide workhops for uniformed groups linked to their badges.

For further information about becoming an education volunteer for Canal & River Trust please contact Sarah Cook 07715 377788 or Sarah.Cook@canalrivertrust.org.uk


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 miles of your base (Etruria).

Skills required

For roles working with children we are looking for volunteers who have
. Previous experience of working with children in a school or uniformed group environment
. The desire to work outdoors
. The confidence to deliver inpiring workshops with groups of children
. The ability to enthuse young people through practical activities
. The ability to volunteer flexibly
. The ability to drive to different locations
. The ability to work independently and within a team

For this volunteer role, we are looking for volunteers who are available during week days, within term time and some evenings.

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