About the bush kindy trail guide role
The bush kindy trail guides volunteer to deliver nature-based sensory walks for children 3-5 years old. Volunteers encourage children to discover the walking trails of Karawatha Forest and the unique features that can be encountered along the way.
Benefits of the position
- Lead fun and engaging nature walks for young children who will be supervised by their parents or carers.
- Create a meaningful nature-based experience for participants.
- Share your enthusiasm and knowledge with reserve visitors.
- Point out unique plants, animals, markings, droppings or other visually or auditory engaging elements available along your chosen walk.
- To inspire children to make a connection with nature.
- Support new volunteers in their journey to deliver bush kindy guided walks.
- Work alongside a passionate team of staff and volunteers working to create a greener future.
The bush kindy guided walks are mostly delivered on Friday mornings 9:30am - 11:15am fortnightly, however there is also opportunity during the school holidays. The roster is flexible, but we encourage fortnightly shifts while you're learning and getting started.
To become a bush kindy trail guide you will need:
- to have an interest in the natural environment or sustainability.
- keen to learn and share knowledge
- respectful and works well with others
- enjoys working outdoors
- comfortable with public speaking, specifically in front of small groups.
- some experience working with children aged 3-5 years old.
- a working with working with children blue bard (or blue card exemption) is essential (no card, no start). This is free. If you don’t have one, we can advise you on how to obtain one
- Safety and operational training is provided as part of your volunteer induction on your first shift.
- On the job training (minimum two mentor shifts).
- Optional personal development days and group training is offered to all environment centre volunteers.
How to apply
To express your interest, please email: ECVolunteerprogram@brisbane.qld.gov.au