Lead the emerging generation into nurturing ‘wild nature’. That’s the challenge from A Rocha UK as its education team calls for a new intern to work with children across West London.
Helping to deliver a full environmental education programme is the aim of this unique voluntary role. Assisting Education Officer David Melville, the intern will create engaging activities and prepare fun learning resources.
Running environmental encounters, holiday park specials and other events at sites and schools around West London will be part of the job. The intern will help express A Rocha UK’s message of Christian hope for the environment.
Engaging assemblies and indoor wet weather alternatives are essential parts of this three-day-a-week role. Schools work will be linked to the national curriculum 2014. Time will be split between the Wolf Fields urban nature reserve and Minet Country Park. Providing support for bees and sensory garden resources will also provide a significant part of the intern’s remit.
The person chosen will eventually take on more significant challenges such as leading assemblies and outdoor events. Previous interns have helped produce a storytelling area at the Wolf Fields urban nature reserve and run a pollination party.
‘The intern will help children understand the precarious state of many UK species and their habitats. They’d also be expected to encourage others to know how they can help biodiversity. It’s a crucial role,’ said David Melville.
‘If you’re considering something related to children and love the outdoors, this is a wonderful growth opportunity!’ said Karolin Kestner, who has been education intern over the past year.
Closing date for applications is Monday 23rd January 2017. Interviews are planned for Tuesday 7th February, and the successful candidate will start at the beginning of March (6th March latest). (Pictured are A Rocha UK staff, interns and volunteers at Wolf Fields)