Explorers Education Volunteer – Water Safety Outreach (West Midlands)


Reference: OPP0006768

Activities: Education, Practical, Regularly

Starts: Anytime

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Learning to be safe near water is an important part of a child's education.
“ Be SAFE near water and Stay Away From the Edge!”

Canal & River Trust volunteers offer ways to make youngsters aware of water safety through special volunteer-led sessions and exciting challenges. We offer free class-led activities and assemblies, in school and with uniformed groups such as Cubs and Brownies.

We are looking for volunteers who have a passion to keep children safe near water and who could deliver our important water safety message.

Our education volunteers also work in partnership to deliver Water Safety at Safety Events (e.g. with Fire & Rescue Service, and with RNLI)

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.


Gain experience working with large groups of children
Gain confidence in leading activities/presenting
Working as a team or alone
Gain experience working in a professional environment
Giving something back
Have fun with like-minded students/volunteers!

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

Good Communication
Previous experience or a strong desire to gain experience of working with children and young people.

Ability to inspire and enthuse children.

Ability to work alone or in a team
Be adaptable
Good planning and time keeping

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