Engaging with Nature Project Volunteers

Location:
At the Nature Discovery Centre, we have shown that spending time in nature improves health, particularly for people suffering from mental health issues. As an Engaging with Nature Project Volunteer you will help the Nature Discovery Centre Community Wildlife team to deliver outdoor sessions to improve people's mental wellbeing.

Position details

Commitment

Friday

Frequency

Weekly

Contact details

Emily Williams: call 01635 874381 or email emilywilliams@bbowt.org.uk.

The Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham, West Berkshire RG19 3FU.

Engaging with Nature is an exciting new project that will enable BBOWT to use nature to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing.

We would love to meet you if you have a passion for nature and wildlife, and particularly enjoy sharing your interests with other people. This unpaid voluntary role is a great way for you to develop and/or continue to use your skills in the Nature Therapy sector.

As an Engaging with Nature Project Volunteer you will help the Nature Discovery Centre Community Wildlife team to deliver outdoor sessions designed to improve the mental wellbeing of individuals from our partner organisations. We are looking for volunteers with:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Friendly, approachable manner
  • Ability to attend training and occasional meetings
  • A basic understanding of Mental Health issues
  • An interest in Nature Therapy
  • Ability to volunteer with a range of people from different age groups and backgrounds

You will be comfortable assisting the team in an outdoor and natural setting throughout the seasons. Initially these sessions will take place weekly on a Friday at The Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham. There will be a selection of activities on offer/things which need setting up. This will include: a campfire, preparing food and drinks, wildlife exploration and a creative activity. Please see the Role Description for further details.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. Find out more.

If you are interested in joining us, please call Emily Williams at The Nature Discovery Centre on 01635 874381 or email emilywilliams@bbowt.org.uk, tell us a little more about yourself and why you’d like to be involved.