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There are two roles within the Kings Park Education team, Naturescapers (weekends and school holidays) and Education volunteers (midweek).

Naturescapers

Naturescapers (weekends and school holidays) 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.

Naturescaper welcoming visitors at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.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
  • Pre-arranged training session(s) before commencing
  • School holidays.

Requirements

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

Equity/accessibility

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

Registration process

  • All arising volunteer positions are advertised in the Friends of Kings Park member newsletter. To be a Naturescaper you must be a Friends of Kings Park member. To become a Friends of Kings Park member please visit their website for more information.
  • Once you have applied via the Friends of Kings Park newsletter advertisement, full details of a interview and shadowing date will be sent to you. 
  • Attend an induction which includes a site tour, mentoring and training manual.

Training

Training for the Naturescapers roles will be covered over a series of volunteer shadowing shifts. A training manual will be provided to assist you in your role in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

Education Volunteers

Naturescapers connect school children with nature through Kings Park Education programs.Education Volunteers (midweek) spark students' imagination with outdoor activities and learning and 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

Registration process

  • Upcoming positions are advertised in the Friends of Kings Park member newsletter. To be a Kings Park Education Volunteer you must be a Friends of Kings Park member. To become a Friends of Kings Park member please visit their website for more information.
  • Once you have applied via the Friends of Kings Park newsletter advertisement, full details of a interview and shadowing date will be sent to you. 
  • Attend an induction which includes a site tour, mentoring and training manual.

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