Do you want to find out more about volunteering at Rainham Marshes? We are looking for some help working with children, either with families on events or with schools.

We have a taster day coming up, offering you the opportunity to find out what it’s like to volunteer in roles designed to help children discover nature through hands-on nature activities! We need help with things like helping families have fun on the reserve through activities like pond dipping or grasshopper safaris, working with school groups and their teachers on school visits to the reserve or leading our weekly toddler group helping preschoolers and their parents have fun in the outdoors.

Pond dipping at Rainham Marshes (David McHugh

On 15 March, 10 am-2 pm, we are running a volunteering taster days or ‘give-it-a-go’ days are designed to allow you to try volunteering in a particular activity, to see if you like it! There’s no commitment to continue after this day if you don’t feel it’s for you (though we hope you do!).

The day itself will be an opportunity for you to find out more about volunteering: what’s involved; what skills you need and what support and training we can offer. It’s an opportunity to explore these possibilities with no commitment.

If you do go on to volunteer with us you’ll be making a real difference, inspiring children to care for and learn more about the natural world.

You can fit volunteering around your family life - we have roles for school hours and term-time only as well as weekends and school holidays.

Tea, coffee and cake will be available throughout the day.

It's coming up soon so if you are interested please email, or call 01708 899851 by Thursday 8th March. Or if you’d like to find out a bit more about the day beforehand, call Julie on 01708 899844.

If you can't make the 15 March still contact Julie as you could arrange another day to talk!

Children taking part in educational activities at Rainham Marshes (David McHugh