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Discovery & Learning Volunteers - DUBLIN ZOO

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Discovery & Learning Volunteers - DUBLIN ZOO

Dublin Zoo

Dublin

At a Glance

  • Start Date:24/02/2018
  • End Date:31/08/2018
  • Closing date:19/01/2018
  • Post Updated:20/12/2017
  • Min Hours:4 hours per week
  • Role Type:Other

Requirements:An enthusiasm for the natural world & education

Description

Discovery & Learning volunteers are based in the education department of Dublin Zoo. Volunteers are involved in informal education including; touch tables, staffing Discovery centres, introducing biofacts & artefacts, Out & about in the zoo assisting visitors, designing educational resources, working at animal themed events and imparting knowledge regarding animals, conservation and the natural world. Volunteering in Dublin Zoo provides great learning opportunities for those involved and the team of volunteers we have are a diverse & vibrant group that greatly add to the educational work we do.

Is training provided?: Yes

Please note that Garda Vetting is required for this position.

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Volunteers are involved in informal education including; touch tables, staffing Discovery centres, introducing biofacts & artefacts, Out & about in the zoo assisting visitors, designing educational resources, working at animal themed events and imparting knowledge regarding animals, conservation and the natural world. The role involves working with people of all ages though particularly young people. We do not work directly with the animal teams or get involved in any hands on animal work.

Skills required for this role:

* Enthusiasm * Friendly * Strong Interest in Conservation & the animal world * Good Fluency of English * Creativity * willingness to learn & share knowledge * Backgrounds in education/teaching or environemental/animal studies are an advantage but not essential.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
Once per week AM 10-2 or PM 2-6 -open 7 days Monday - Sunday

Minimum time commitment per week:
4 hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
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Contact

If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Noreen Fitzsimons

Address: Dublin Zoo , Phoenix Park

Website: http://www.dublinzoo.ie

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