London National Park City - Volunteer Ranger

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Location: Home based, London, All postcodes (see map)

Travel: Charing Cross station. Whitehall / Trafalgar Square bus stop.

Start date: 18/12/2019 (one off event)

Age: 14++

What will I be doing?

  • National Park City Rangers might take people on wildlife or heritage tours, run events, lead talks or support urban greening projects. You might help maintain existing green spaces or to work with your community to create new ones!
  • We are looking for people who are keen to share their skills, knowledge or expertise with others. Everyone has different talents and skills that can help to make your community’s environment a better place for people and nature.
  • National Park City Rangers will take on a variety of roles - we will have some volunteer co-ordinators that will work with you to match your skills to projects and initiatives.
  • Our selected Rangers will all contribute to projects that will make London greener, healthier and wilder.
  • National Park City Rangers will be our figureheads, creating opportunities, connecting people, championing ideas and driving the National Park City movement forward.
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What impact will this have?

  • You will inspire and support actions that make Londoner greener, healthier and wilder. You will contribute to a greener city and help get more Londoners enjoying the outdoors!
  • Through events and get-togethers you will help connect people who can work together to deliver amazing community projects, in communities all over London.
  • You will help us to celebrate and champion the brand and work of the National Park City. To inspire more of the types of projects you will be leading in your community to happen elsewhere in London and in other cities.
  • London National Park City, put simply, is a movement to improve life in London. It will mean residents, visitors and partners working together to: ● Enjoy London’s great outdoors more ● Make the city greener, healthier and wilder ● Promote London’s identity as a National Park City Our selected National Park City Rangers will be the glue to bring this vision to life!

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • All we ask of our Rangers is to attend a weekend induction course and contribute a minimum of five days of volunteer time per year.
  • Volunteer time will be used in three ways:
    ● To share skills and experiences with others (i.e. other Rangers and the broader community)
    ● To inspire and support actions that make Londoner greener, healthier and wilder or get more people enjoying themselves outdoors
    ● To help celebrate and champion the National Park City movement (e.g. events, articles, recruitment of new Rangers)

Expenses

  • Where possible we will work to cover out of pocket expenses for Rangers.

Background checks

  • Other background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Charity
  • Campaigning
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Creative
  • Craft
  • Creative
  • Design
  • Entertainment and music
  • Photography
  • Interpersonal
  • Coaching
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Building and carpentry
  • Conservation
  • Gardening
  • Outdoor work
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Technology
  • IT
  • Social media
What skills can I gain?
  • Academic
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Charity
  • Campaigning
  • Events
  • Fundraising
  • Creative
  • Craft
  • Creative
  • Design
  • Entertainment and music
  • Photography
  • Interpersonal
  • Coaching
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Negotiating
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Conservation
  • Gardening
  • Outdoor work
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Councils and public sector
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Social media
  • Web design

Training

  • You will receive a package of training - All National Park City Rangers will take part in a series of training modules. There will be a common “Introduction to the National Park City” module that all Rangers will complete. Other optional modules will cover: Storytelling, Wayfinding and guiding, Social media as a force for good, Running successful events, Ideas for greening the city, The future we want.
  • Where possible training sessions will be run outside and with a focus on the experience for participants. Our training sessions will be fun so that the format and learning can be re-used and passed on. Most training sessions will utilise external specialists working alongside people from the National Park City Foundation.
  • Ranger training will run through March and April 2020 with the programme “go live” in late April 2020. All prospective Rangers must attend one of the training weekends.

Location

Home based, London, All postcodes

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