School Engagement and Fundraising Volunteer

Location: Various locations, throughout Hertfordshire and Middlesex

(c) Ross Hoddinott/2020vision

Use your passion for wildlife to help educate local schools and youth groups about local wildlife and raise awareness of the struggles wildlife is facing, whilst raising vital funds for the Trust.

Position details

Commitment

Any Day

Frequency

Weekly

We are looking for an enthusiastic school engagement volunteer to join our Community Talks team. The aim of the role is to help educate local schools and youth groups about local wildlife and raise awareness of the struggles wildlife is facing, whilst raising vital funds for the Trust’s local conservation work.

Role location:

Based in the Trust’s office in Grebe House. Role requires travel to schools/youth groups across Herts and Middlesex.

Role responsibilities:

  • Developing talks and workshop activities about local wildlife to deliver to schools and youth groups
  • Making contact and attending meetings with local schools and youth groups to organise bookings for educational talks/workshops
  • Managing and monitoring the Trusts ‘schools@’ email account.
  • Delivering talks and workshops to local schools and groups
  • Assisting schools and groups to fundraise for the Trust
  • Keeping in communication with schools and groups to keep them engaged with the Trust and encourage them to continue taking positive action for wildlife
  • Sharing any positive stories with the Trust’s communications team to share on social media.

Skills and experience you will need:

  • Excellent communication skills and a friendly engaging manner
  • Ability to engage with children from different age groups and backgrounds
  • Ability to confidently arrange donations or fundraising activities
  • A valid driving licence or means of travel
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professional and responsible ambassador for the Trust
  • Experience working with school or youth groups or in education (desirable)
  • Enthusiastic about wildlife and the work of the Trust
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work in accordance with all relevant Trust policies and procedures including Health & Safety, Safeguarding and Data Protection.

Reasons to volunteer with the Trust

  • Opportunity to develop your skills and confidence
  • Gain valuable experience in youth education and engagement
  • Support the work of the Trust by connecting children with local wildlife and raising vital funds for the Trusts work
  • Receive support from a group of committed staff and volunteers working together to deliver our engagement and fundraising activities
  • Join a fun and friendly team to make a difference

Volunteer training and support

  • Induction training covering an introduction to the work of the Trust and information on our policies and procedures.
  • Mentoring with an experienced staff member to guide and review your activities.
  • Training on fundraising regulations and cash handling procedures
  • Reasonable travel expenses can be claimed with prior arrangement.

Anticipated time commitment:

  • This is flexible but we initially suggest ½ a day per week during office hours but is dependent on bookings and time of year.
  • Support for school engagement and fundraising will take priority but there may be an opportunity to get involved in other Trust activities.

How do I apply?

Complete and submit an online application form (you can request a paper copy if necessary). Please note you must be over 18 years old to apply for this role. 

If shortlisted, we will contact you to arrange an informal meeting with you. Please note successful applicants will be required to complete a DBS check alongside an employment/academic reference.

For more information about this role please contact:

Hannah Papapetrou                                       
E: Hannah.papapetrou@hmwt.org
T: 01727 858 901 ext 263