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Outdoor Education Volunteer

Wild Schools aim to deliver great learning experiences to local primary students through outdoor education.

Using the varied environment of the West Ham Park, sessions are delivered in all primary subjects which are engaging, hands on and memorable. Each session is designed to suit the needs of a specific class in collaboration with the teacher.

So far we have taught over 5000 students outside since the project began in October 2016 in subjects as diverse as maths, art, local history and geography.

Community Champion

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Repowering London are leaders in community energy. This volunteering opportunity offers the chance to get a real insight in to the inner workings of community energy projects across London. Community engagement is at the heart of everything Repowering do and we are looking for volunteers who are keen to learn about this aspect of community energy. There are also opportunities within our technical, financial and legal teams from time to time.

Wild East Project Volunteer

Do you enjoy working with community groups and children?

Our Wild East project connects people all ages with the hidden nature and history of two well-loved green spaces in East London.

Volunteers engage with families and community groups in a variety of outdoor activities; they will use their creativity to find new ways to engage with the public and will support individual and small groups in discovering wildlife, habitats and the history of these two remarkable places.

Camp Volunteer

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Change the lives of children affected by serious illness and their families.

Over The Wall is a national charity that runs camps for seriously ill children. We provide a bit of respite for children whose lives are filled with hospital visits and medication. We rely on our volunteers to help our campers relax and discover they can achieve things they didn’t think they were capable of.

Garden Buddy Volunteer

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Volunteers needed to help buddy our adult volunteers with mild to moderate learning disabilities in the garden. No gardening skills required! The group of around 10 meet weekly to do light gardening work (weeding, watering, etc.) for an hour and then have an hour tea break to chat. Receive the therapeutic value of being outdoors while reaping the mental benefits of volunteering by giving back and making new friends!

Education Volunteer

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Surrey Docks Farm is a lively working farm on the river Thames. We are looking for volunteers to support the delivery of our weekend youth clubs. This is a great opportunity for those considering careers in teaching, youth work or environmental education. Join our team and find a bit of countryside right in the centre of the city!

Ramblers London Press and Radio volunteer

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This role will be a great opportunity to learn media and PR skills for the UK’s leading walking charity.

The Ramblers helps everyone, everywhere, enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. We are the only charity dedicated to looking after paths and green spaces, leading walks, opening-up new places to explore and encouraging everyone to get outside and discover how walking boosts your health and your happiness.

Volunteer School Eco-Team Coordinator

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We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver Green Schools Project and support the school Eco-Team in their mission to raise awareness and encourage action on environmental issues.

Wild East Schools Project Volunteer

Could you inspire young people to learn through nature?

Our Wild Schools project enables children to explore the curriculum in the beautiful outdoor setting of West Ham Park which maximises their learning experience.

Our volunteers guide and support groups of children with learning activities.

Sessions take place all-year’round during term-time on weekdays and last approximately 3 hours.

Pin Badge Volunteer

Do you have a few hours to spare each week? We are looking for people to place and manage five or more pin badge boxes in suitable shops and attractions within your community. We will ask you to visit these sites every month, count and bank at any post office or Pay Point location and replenish boxes with pin badges. You will have regular contact with RSPB staff in London/Brighton.

For a small amount of your time can gain valuable experience. Such as; responsibility, organizational skills, working on own initiative, liaising with mangers and communication skills.

Wildlife Interpreter

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Discover Hampstead Heath and learn about nature and conservation. As a Wildlife Interpreter you’ll deliver lots of fun activities outdoors with visitors from our interpretation bikes. Take part in bird watching, pond-dipping, lead guided walks and much more.

Gardening volunteers

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The gardens at the RFH have recently been transformed by local resident volunteers, supported by the Royal Free Charity.

The space is an ongoing gardening project and the charity is looking for volunteers. You don’t have to know anything about gardening – just be supportive of working with a lovely group of people who all bring something different to the project.

The gardeners meet every Saturday morning and some volunteers spend time on the garden during the week – there’s always something to do.