Trout in the Classroom 2009 – 10: calling all volunteers!

Once again, the new Trout in the Classroom season is almost upon us, and we’re hoping for an even more successful year than 2008 – 09, when we reached out to more than 9,000 kids of all ages in schools along the Wandle Valley (click here to read our report if you haven’t already seen it).

But Gideon and the rest of us can’t do it all on our own… so we need volunteers to help us set up tanks and offer occasional support to the schools over the course of this exciting educational programme. Here’s what we’re looking for:

The role

We are looking for around 10 enthusiastic and keen volunteers to assist our Trout in the Classroom Project Manager in setting up 20 trout hatching units and offer ongoing support to the schools until the project ends.  You will have a reasonable level of fitness, a practical outlook and be able to work on your own initiative.  You will have a friendly, outgoing nature, be willing to learn and have an interest in rivers/wildlife/fish etc.  No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.   A full driving licence is essential.  We will reimburse travel costs up to a 10 mile radius of the Wandle Valley.   Applicants must be prepared to be CRB checked. 

What’s in it for you?

As well as an opportunity to gain hands on experience in environment and nature conservation work you will get:

  •  The chance to have fun doing something you’ve never tried before
  • A sense of satisfaction and achievement
  • The opportunity to make new friends and contacts with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Increased confidence, job and career prospects
  • The opportunity to learn new skills

Interested? If so, please get in touch with us!

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