Wembury Marine Centre – Marine Awareness Helpers

Location: Wembury Marine Centre, Wembury Marine Centre, Wembury, Devon, PL9 0HP

Wembury

Wembury Marine Centre are looking for volunteers to take part in public events such as rockpool safaris and family fun days, as well as participating in the work the Centre does with local schools.

Position details

Duration

-

Commitment

Any Day

Contact details

Phone the Wembury Marine Centre on 01752 862538, and ask to speak to Coral Smith or Cat Andrews. Or send an email expressing your interest to info@wemburymarinecentre.org

What the task involves

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to take part in public events such as rockpool
safaris and family fun days, as well as participating in the work the Centre does with local
schools. Your main duties will include –

  • Assisting groups with a guided tour of the rockpools at Wembury and introducing them to the species found there, this includes school groups as well as family groups on public events
  • Assisting with other WMC activities including arts & crafts, beach cleans, stream dipping, fire lighting, den building, beach games, beach combing and beach litter surveys.
  • Interacting with members of the public, and helping with any enquiries
  • Engaging and enthusing visitors, encouraging them to take an interest in marine issues, especially children

It is important to note that some of the tasks involve working outdoors in all weather conditions between the months of April to September, and does include events on weekends and bank holidays.

Purpose

The primary purpose of this position is to aid the Marine Awareness Officer and Marine Education Officer and full time volunteers in providing an educational experience to
members of the public about the importance of marine habitats, particularly those of the rocky shores of Wembury.

What's in it for the volunteer?

The volunteer will have the opportunity to learn more about the amazing marine environment and the local area.
The volunteer will gain skills in presenting this information to school children and members of the public. They will be a valuable part of the work being done by the Devon Wildlife
Trust to protect wildlife for future generations. There is also the opportunity to meet like-minded people, and to socialise with other volunteers following events.

How to apply

Phone the Wembury Marine Centre on 01752 862538, and ask to speak to Coral Smith or Cat Andrews. Or send an email expressing your interest to info@wemburymarinecentre.org

An informal telephone interview will be required for this volunteering role as it involves working with children.

Two references will always be taken.

The first occasion of volunteering will be in an observational role only.

 

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