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Living Seas Education and Engagement Volunteer

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

New Quay

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]Admin and Office Work, Children and Families, Education and Literacy, Teaching and Training, Animals, Youth Work

Do you live locally to New Quay? Would you like to get involved in our community engagement and education work? We’re looking for welsh speaking volunteers to assist our Living Seas Awareness Officer. Volunteer tasks include helping to run education and engagement events such a rock pooling sessions and the CBMWC Wildlife Watch Group. Helping to develop new educational activities and materials. Hosting talks, visits and activity sessions for schools, families and groups (including adults). Volunteers will help to inspire people to value the sea, gain experience in environmental education, develop new skills and HAVE FUN! This is a long term opportunity and we are looking for volunteers who can dedicate at least a year to the role.


/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults

/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering

Premises type: Based in the CBMWC office, discovery room and occasional visits to other locations

Public transport: Located on the T5 X50 bus route Cardigan - Aberystwyth

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Is this role flexible? Yes

Min hours expected per week: 2 hours

Min period of commitment: 1 year

Requirements: Interest and a passion for marine life, conservation and community engagement

Support offered:

/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings

Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:

/ Alone/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers

Additional support needs:

Training provided: Training in marine species ID, wildlife surveys, visitor centre operation engaging with the public

Age requirements: 18+

Selection procedures:

/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

Selection details: The role is subject to the completion of an enhanced DBS disclosure and the provision of two satisfactory references.

"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:

/ Transport/ Clothing/equipment

People unsuitable for this opportunity:
As the role involves working with children and vulnerable adults those with criminal convictions and experience of substance misuse are not suitable for the role.


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