Regular Help

Education volunteers needed at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust!

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust inspires people and communities to appreciate and take action for nature in towns and the countryside. It provides a programme of activities for those within formal education (from early years to higher education) and works with pre-school children, families, holiday and uniform clubs, and provides learning opportunities for life-long learners and those with special educational needs.

This role is suitable for those who are experienced or interested in working with children or looking to gain experience in the education sector. Education Team Volunteers may get the chance to work with school groups, Nature Tots, Wildlife Watch Groups, Secondary School students and adult learners. They will gain experience of working with or creating curriculum based material in an ‘outside the classroom’ learning environment; roles can be varied or specific to one area or target audience based on the interest and experience of the volunteer.

What's involved?

Role description

• Support the set up for educational visits
• Research and create activities for participants
• Replenish educational resources
• Meet and greet groups
• Support small groups of learners in a variety of activities, may include river dipping, artefact discovery, small mammal trapping
• Support the packing away of materials
• Support the administration of the education programme



• Be interested in working alongside people
• Be interested in engaging people with wildlife and heritage and seeing them learn new things and skills
• Be passionate about access to wildlife for all people
• Be interested in working with children and / or adults


If you'd like to have an informal chat about this volunteer role please email

Why get involved?

As a volunteer, you are welcome to volunteer as often as you like. This could be a one-off helping at a family event or more regular as one of our Nature Tot leaders or School Quiz Masters!

  • You will gain skills in outdoor primary school education
  • Learn about wildlife and human history focused around the Iron Age
  • It's a chance to pass your passion for nature onto the next generation!

What we provide

  • Appropriate training and assigned supervisor 
  • Travel expenses 

How to get involved?

How to get involved:  Generally it is advised that you have the standard Volunteer Makers paragraph here :

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge
  3. Await a response from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust with more information 

Ideal Skills

  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs
  • Working with Young People

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Learning and Education
  • Teaching and Training

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