Want to gain hands-on experience with Europe's biggest conservation charity, interacting with young people and delivering environmental education? RSPB Sandwell Valley are looking for an enthusiastic and organised Volunteer Learning Intern with excellent communication skills to join our welcoming team for six months. You could be a recent graduate or just changing careers and looking to gain practical experience in this competitive arena. Whatever your background, if you love spending.

Why we want you?

Our internship volunteering roles cover a wide variety of RSPB work and specialisms. From practical conservation, to communications, to advocacy and ecology. We have created internship opportunities so we can help people gain the skills and experience needed to start a career in conservation, and it means we get to work with brilliant people who are helping save more nature.

Volunteer duties and responsibilities:

Duties may be varied and dependent on specific internship focus but practical tasks may include:

1. Delivering an exciting range of curriculum-linked outdoor education sessions to primary-aged children
2. Working with other members of the team and exploring different interests.
3. People engagement: Focus on advocating for nature conservation
4. Communication and creativity

Skills needed:
-Basic IT proficiency
-Outdoor nature experience
-Effective communication skills
-Planning and organisational abilities

What's in it for you?

• This role is well suited to someone looking to change their career, or someone who is just starting out. If you want to work in nature conservation, internships are volunteering opportunities that are created around your needs as much as the needs of the RSPB. You will have a say in your development as you can work with your line manager to develop the skills you need.
• Gain a comprehensive understanding and experience of how environmental charities operate to preserve nature, helping you identify your preferred area of work.
• Gain valuable teaching and coordinating experience.
• Join a close-knit and friendly team of both staff and volunteers.
• Expand your professional networks, meet like-minded individuals, and establish new friendships/connections.
• Play a pivotal role in contributing to nature recovery in the West Midlands.

The RSPB will reimburse you for out of pocket expenses travel expenses, we will provide the equipment, training and any uniform needed for you to complete the role We’re now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves. We rely on the support and generosity of our volunteers to make a difference Our work stretches far beyond the UK. Wherever wildlife is in threat, we'll work with partners across the globe to help save it and give it a home. 

If you’d like to find more out about this exciting opportunity then please contact: [email protected] and [email protected]; Tel: 0121 357 7395.