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Naturescapers are trained volunteers who encourage fun, exploration and learning among our young visitors to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a unique bush-based play where children are free to explore, discover and connect with nature. It is also the home of Kings Park Education.

The volunteering roles available in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park and the general requirements and benefits relevant to all positions are detailed below.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for further information.

General requirements

Benefits to you

  • Satisfaction of inspiring others about the value and beauty of our natural environment.
  • Make a practical contribution to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, ensuring it is an enjoyable place to visit.
  • Be part of an excellent team in the most exciting environmental play area in Australia.
  • Learn about local biodiversity and gain many skills in visitor services and education.
  • Receive a range of discounts and benefits, a Naturescaper pack and invitations to special events as a member of the Friends of Kings Park.
  • You will be outdoors in the fresh air, enjoying some gentle exercise, surrounded by West Australian nature.

Time commitment

  • A minimum term of six months is preferred
  • Minimum of 1-2 shifts per month depending on the role
  • Training session(s) before commencing.

Requirements

  • 18 years of age or over
  • Fit, healthy and able to work outdoors
  • Naturescaper membership with Friends of Kings Park (Note: some volunteers are eligible to have membership fees waived.)
  • Abide by the Volunteer Code of Conduct
  • Wear uniform items provided (hat and polo top)
  • You will need to wear enclosed foot wear; long trousers, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended for every shift
  • Current Working With Children Check

Equity/accessibility

People of all ages, backgrounds, skills and abilities are encouraged to become Naturescaper volunteers.

Registration process

Naturescapers (Weekend)

Naturescaper welcoming visitors at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.Welcome and encourage visitors (especially children) to have fun, explore and learn in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Help children to connect with nature and to understand the value of conservation.

What we are looking for

People who are fit and active, friendly, outgoing, from a variety of age groups and backgrounds. We want people who are enthusiastic and able to relate to children of all ages, willing to play and get involved with hands-on activities, be reliable and have a passion for the great outdoors.

What you will be doing

  • Greet visitors
  • Encourage a safe, fun and informative experience for visitors
  • Answer visitor questions
  • Assist in the running of various nature related activities
  • Set up and pack down education equipment
  • Help children with practical tasks like planting, pond-dipping, cubby building and rope climbing
  • Assist the Nature Activities Officer as required
  • Discuss ‘Bush Care’ with visitors and groups
  • Play, climb and explore.

Shift times

  • Saturday and Sunday: 9.00 am - 11.30 am or 11.30 am – 2.00 pm.

Some shifts are flexible and vary according to seasonal requirements e.g. school holidays.

Training

Attendance at a half-day training session is required for all new Naturescapers (Weekend) covering:

  • Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park orientation
  • Botanical, environmental, historical and Indigenous knowledge
  • Communication, teaching tricks and bushcraft
  • Working with children and visitor management.

Naturescapers (Midweek)

Naturescapers connect school children with nature through Kings Park Education programs.Spark students’ imagination with outdoor activities and learning. Assist Kings Park Education staff with school groups and holiday programs.

What we are looking for

People who are fit and active, friendly, outgoing, from a variety of age groups and backgrounds. We want people who are enthusiastic and able to relate to children of all ages and are willing to play, assist with preparation tasks and get involved with hands-on activities. We desire reliable people who have a passion for the great outdoors and can break down tasks and deliver instructions in a positive way.

What you will be doing

  • Welcome schools on arrival and assist with movement through the site and orientation of facilities
  • Help children with practical tasks like planting, pond-dipping, cubby building and rope climbing
  • Assist the Nature Activities Officer as required
  • Assist Education Officers to deliver programs to students
  • Encourage a safe and fun experience for students and visitors to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park
  • Set up and pack down education equipment
  • Get involved with occasional special events and during school holidays 
  • Include children with special needs in activities and programs
  • Assist with school program resourcing, equipment maintenance and general administration tasks.

Shift times

Minimum of two shifts per month is required for this position.

School term shifts: Tuesday - Friday, between 9.30 am and 2.00 pm as required 

School holidays shifts: Tuesday - Friday,  10.30 am – 2.00 pm

 Training

Attendance at two half-day training session is required for all new Naturescapers (Midweek) covering:

  • Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park orientation
  • Kings Park Education programs and events
  • Botanical, environmental, historical and Indigenous knowledge
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Expectations, policies and procedures
  • Working with children and visitor management.