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Activities Volunteer

The Green Academies Project (GAP) at Dunham Massey aims to help young people become passionate about the environment, learn new skills, prepare for employment or education, and take back their enthusiasm to their community.  We will be engaging with young people aged 11-24 on the Dunham Massey estate and in the community of Partington led by our own GAP Ranger, Sophie Bray.  Participants will have the chance to work on a wide variety of environmental projects and activities including: building outdoor classrooms, food growing, wildlife surveys, wild camping and a range of heritage and conservation skills.  We will also be helping young people develop communication, team working and project management skills.  The GAP team needs volunteers to help us deliver activities, support and encourage young people, share experiences and knowledge and help make this exciting project a success.  Our GAP Activities Volunteers will play a key part with their enthusiasm and desire to help young people and willingness to lead by example.

 

 

 

By getting involved, you could

• Make a real difference to the lives of young people from all backgrounds
• Be part of a new and dynamic National Trust project
• Become part of a friendly and dedicated team and enjoy the great outdoors!
• Develop your knowledge and experience of youth and Ranger work
• Complete 50 hours of volunteering and receive a free NT entry card to all properties and 20% retail discount

 

What's involved?

• Help the GAP Ranger instruct and motivate small groups of GAP participants
• Working outdoors in a variety of locations supporting young people learn new skills
• Take part in conservation activities and lead by example
• Being a friendly face and promoting GAP where appropriate

 

 

 

This role will suit you if you are...

• Friendly, enthusiastic and approachable.
• Enjoy working as part of a team in a varied and stretching role and an interest to connect young people with nature.
• An excellent team player with good interpersonal skills.

 

Extra information

• We’ll help you get to know Dunham Massey, how you can help and how you will work with the rest of the team – with induction and training
• We provide equipment to help you do this role well and safely
• We’ll also cover agreed costs of your travel between home and Dunham Massey or Partington

NOTE:

It is not essential to have an environmental background to be a GAP volunteer, as long as you are enthusiastic and keen to help.  Time commitment 3+ hours a week or more if you can spare the time.  An enhanced DBS check will be required as this role involves working with young people.

Who to contact

Telephone
07771 342265
E-mail
Sara.armstrong@nationaltrust.org.uk

Where to go

Venue Address
National Trust, Dunham Massey Hall
Altrincham
Postcode
WA14 4SJ

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