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Iver Environment Centre/Groundwork South - Education Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Iver Environment Centre is a 2.5-acre oasis located in the Colne Valley between Uxbridge and Slough. We offer a range of KS1 & KS2 education programmes and activities for Primary School children, designed to help children and families reconnect with nature. Our skilled and experienced educators deliver engaging, hands-on learning activities, encouraging children to explore and understand the natural world and apply their scientific enquiry skills. We also run a packed programme of fun and educational holiday activities for children and families, including pond dipping, mini-beast hunts, woodland survival, den building and crafts.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Main Tasks:

  • Assisting with educational activities at Iver Environment Centre (school visits, children’s activities, family learning, adult learning and birthday parties). This may include, but is not limited to:
    • Handing out resources
    • Preparing and setting up equipment
    • Welcoming people, directing them and answering questions
    • Teaching or demonstrating activities (dependant on individual)
    • Tidying, cleaning and washing up
    • Inspiring visitors with enthusiasm for the natural world
    • Manning our pop up café/shop
    • Ensuring a fantastic experience for visitors to our site
  • Devising online activities and resources
  • Representing IEC at events such as festivals – manning a stall with fun activities to raise awareness
  • Ensuring our site is safe and welcoming for visitors

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to equal opportunities
  • Ecological awareness or willingness to learn
  • Experience working with children (preferred)
  • An interest in the aims of Iver Environment Centre

Additional Benefits:

  • Free training
  • Volunteering Hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
  • Would you like to sign-up for a weekly volunteering Newsletter?