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Explorers Education Volunteer - Newbury

Starts: 1 January 2024

Ends: 12 September 2025

Newbury, Kennet & Avon Canal, Berkshire



Explorers with a Canal & River Trust worker on the towpath in Leeds
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There are few things more satisfying than seeing a child's eyes light up when they learn something new and exciting.
Jackie, explorers volunteer

What's involved?

We are looking to expand our team of education volunteers in partnership with the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust based at Newbury Wharf. The K&ACT run a trip boat from the wharf and manage a popular café which has space upstairs which could be used to host primary school visits. The role of the education volunteer will include leading canal related workshops, guided walks and activities for school groups and making sure that every aspect of a school visit runs smoothly. The role particularly suits people who have experience of working with primary school children. We are particularly interested in working with volunteers with experience of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

What skills are we looking for?

Previous experience of working with young people in primary schools.
Experience of creating and 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.

What will you get from us?

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a creative team. You will be involved with developing new resources for the site. The rewards will be knowing that you have contributed to a class of children having an enjoyable visit and ensuring we encourage the next generation to take an interest in our canals. You will have the support of an education officer and help from existing Explorers education volunteers based at nearby locations. All travel costs will be reimbursed.

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