The Westonbirt Learning Team engages with visitors of all ages, delivering informal hands-on learning activities during family events and community visits as well as formal learning experiences with schools and colleges. Family event volunteers particularly support the family events, engaging with families, helping them to explore and discover more about trees, the arboretum and the natural world. The Family events usually take place Monday-Friday during most school holidays and volunteers are requested to sign-up for at least six sessions per year, either all day 10.30am-4.30pm or afternoons 12.30pm-4.30pm. In addition, family events form part of the Enchanted Christmas evenings during December. There will also be four weekend family events taking place throughout 2018.
- Engage with visitors of all ages at our family events, inviting them to follow the activity trails and take part in the crafts and discovery challenges.
- Work as part of a team, planning and developing ideas for family events and learning centre activities; researching and writing activities can be carried out at home or at the arboretum.
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to get involved with other activities in the learning team, such as supporting leaning officers with school visits, creating resources, making craft examples, checking family trails, and learning centre maintenance.
What are they looking for?
Experience in engaging with families, children or adult groups,
Westonbirt Arboretum will provide two training sessions covering induction, learning theory, engaging with the public, and the learning programme for the year ahead.
When: Variable times
Age requirements: All ages
Waste Drive, Westonbirt: The National Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS
About Westonbirt, The National Arboretum (VG)
The arboretum's mission is to 'connect people with trees to improve the quality of life.' They achieve this through the following objectives:
- To maintain develop and document the arboretum as a world-class resource for science and learning
- To provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to learn about trees, their cultivation and importance in our lives
- To maintain and develop the arboretum as a place for healthy, enjoyable and rewarding recreation
- To conserve the arboretum's distinctive historical landscape and heritage
- To encourage a wide and diverse community of individuals and organisations to participate in their work
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