Explorers Education Volunteer - Central & East London


Reference: OPP0004693

Activities: Education, Education volunteers

Starts: Anytime

Locations across London, E14 8EG

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Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, this is on hold at the moment.
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 across London!

We host school and group visits to the waterside, broadening learning through hands-on activities, workshops and events. 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). We mainly work in schools along the Regent's Canal and Lee Navigation, running site visits in Limehouse, the Olympic Park and Enfield Lock.

Please note, due to corona virus our recruitment is on hold, but please feel free to register your interest and we will get in contact when restrcitions are lifted. Thank you.


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 the support of an Learning & Skills Co-ordinator as well as the other volunteers in your team. We reimburse you for all travel costs.

Skills required

• Previous experience of hands-on learning with children, or a strong desire to gain experience in this area.
• The ability to enthuse young people through talks and activities.
• The ability to volunteer flexibly, particularly during school term times, and to work within a team.
• 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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