Activities: Outdoors, Education, Regularly
Diglis Basin, Worcester & Birmingham Canal, Worcestershire
Due to the current situation with Coronavirus, this volunteer opportunity is presently on hold. Please let us know your interest and we will contact you when recruiting begins.
We are looking to establish a new team of Explorers education volunteers based at Diglis Basin in Worcester.
Diglis Basin is where the Worcester and Birmingham Canal meets the awesome River Seven. It's a great starting point for exploring the canal and river, and is just on the edge of the city of Worcester.
The volunteer role includes leading canal and river related workshops, guided walks and activities introducing school children to the rich heritage and wildlife of the canals and rivers. You will be making sure every aspect of a school visit runs smoothly from greeting the coach at the beginning of the day to waving goodbye at the end. There will also be opportunities to visit local schools to give water safety assemblies or classroom workshops and talks about the waterways.
This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a newly established 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. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
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.
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.