Wildlife Watch Leaders

Can you spare a day a month to help us inspire children about nature and the environment?

The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust are looking for committed and enthusiastic volunteers to lead and organise Wildlife Watch Activities for children aged 5-12 years old at Rutland Water. There are also Wildlife Watch Family Events across the two counties you can help with too. (Wildlife Watch is the junior membership of the Wildlife Trust.)

What does it involve?                                                                                                  

As a Wildlife Watch Leader you will be responsible for organising, planning, delivering and advertising the Wildlife Watch Activities, as well as ensuring the safe running of the sessions.


Being a Wildlife Watch Leader requires a time commitment of approx. 1 day a month – both the session itself as well as planning and preparation time. Rutland Water Wildlife Watch activity sessions are usually run on a Sunday 10.30am-12.30pm in Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Sep, Nov and Dec. Typical activities are pond dipping, minibeast hunting, tree planting, bird box making, nature discovery walks and natural art and crafts.


A typical Wildlife Watch Leader is someone who enjoys working with children is enthusiastic and concerned about the environment and enjoys being outdoors. Previous experience working with children is desirable. No expert wildlife knowledge is required to start, and volunteers will receive support and guidance from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Staff.

Leaders must be 18 years or over and take part in training in child welfare and safety, first aid and writing risk assessments. All Wildlife Watch volunteers are required to provide 2 referees and attend an informal interview.

More details

www.wildlifewatch.org.uk and www.lrwt.org.uk

If you are interested in becoming a Wildlife Watch Leader at Rutland Water Nature Reserve please contact Rachel Ibbotson for more details ribbotson@lrwt.org.uk