Green Gym header image

Key Volunteers

View all vacancies

Volunteer Officer - Outdoor Learning

Place: Leeds

Why we need you:
Many children miss out on the experience of outdoor play and learning, and we want to change that. As an important member of our team, you will learn about the nature that flourishes here, how to take care of it, and pass on your enthusiasm on to others. You will help deliver our programme of nature education, bushcraft, wild play days, and even help with wild camping adventures for children during the summer. We know that getting children outside can build confidence and inspire them to achieve things they never thought they could. You don’t need any previous experience, but you must be keen to learn and try something new.

Benefits to you:
• Join a friendly and supportive team who can help you gain new skills and support you to become a leader • Travel expenses up to £6.50 a day • A TCV training package worth over £1000 including training in education leadership, working with children, first aid, safeguarding, health & safety, risk assessment and environmental games • Branded clothing and protective equipment to keep you safe in your role

What you need:
You don’t need any previous experience, but you must be keen to learn and try something new. The deadline for applications is 10:00am Monday, 21st September 2020. Interviews are planned for the week after. To apply, visit our website and download an application form, or request one by email to If you would like more information or have any questions get in touch.

How much time:
We require people who can commit 3 or 4 days a week for 6 months to take advantage of this opportunity. We can also accept people who are able to commit 4 days of outdoor learning and 1 day of practical site work a week.

For further details please contact Harry Bratt on 0113 243 0815.


You will be supported in your role by experienced staff through regular meetings where issues can be resolved and guidance provided. You will have all reasonable expenses covered (foreign travel excepted) so will not be out of pocket through your volunteering. You will be insured and expected to comply with the policies and procedures of The Conservation Volunteers.

Where roles will be responsible for others, we need to check your references. When the role involves young people and vulnerable adults, we will need to ask for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau, Central Registered Body in Scotland or appropriate body in Northern Ireland.

Many people who work in the Environmental Sector have used a Volunteer Officer role as a stepping stone in their career.