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Environmental Education Volunteer Officers at Railway Fields Nature Reserve

Would you like experience in Outdoor Education? Do you want to help Haringey children connect with nature?

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) recognise the value of green spaces to local people and believe that outdoors is the best place to play, relax and to learn. We are looking for volunteers to help run our environmental education sessions at Railway Fields and for local Primary Schools across Haringey.

Railway Fields Nature Reserve is based in the heart of Haringey, off Green Lanes, alive with wooded areas, a minibeast trail, two meadows, a wetland and a pond. During the summer term (April- July) we host school visits from Haringey primary schools which take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

This is a brilliant opportunity to gain confidence and skills in the field of environmental education. You will receive support from the Schools Project Officer and will be informed of any relevant training opportunities.

You will be:

  • Interacting with the children, enthusing and informing them about the wildlife they encounter.

  • Leading children around the reserve, helping them engage and understand with the trees, plants and creatures around them.

  • Leading focused activities such as pond dipping and wildlife arts

  • Preparing and giving out basic equipment such as wildlife keys, spotters sheets and magnifiers, helping the children to understand and use them effectively.

  • Developing educational resources and ideas for activities

    We are looking for a commitment of two days per week but can allow a level of flexibility. An interest or knowledge of wildlife is very welcome but not at all required. All volunteers will need to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formally CRB) check before they can work with the children.

    If you are interested in volunteering, or require further information, please get in touch! l.nazer@tcv.org.uk, 020 8348 6005

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