Workshop and Tours Event Volunteer

Background information/context

If you have a passion for wild plants and education, join our Forager Tours program. Forager Tours is Forager Foundation’s community education program focused on the promotion of wild edible and medicinal plants. Our event volunteers support our expert teachers during each workshop, for example, handing out samples, taking attendance, and assisting the teacher with demonstrations.

Opportunities are available throughout the week, at various event locations. Volunteers usually volunteer for at least two events. We try to place volunteers according to their preferences.

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Overall purpose of the volunteer role

  • Assisting workshop or tour leaders with the basic tasks required for each specific event.

Main tasks of the volunteer role

Tasks may include:

Public speaking, conducting surveys, social media, demonstrations, setup, and cleanup.

This role will suit volunteers with the following interests/qualities/experience

  • An interest and enthusiasm for foraging and wild foods
  • Enjoy meeting new people and working on new topics
  • Enjoy volunteering as part of a team
  • Ability to commit to a regular placement  

Level of commitment/hours

For this role we are looking for volunteers who are willing/able to commit to at least one workshop or tour with a minimum of four hours.

Recruitment Procedure

Recruitment for this volunteer role is carried out when a number of placements become available – there is no set recruitment period during the year. Our aim is to find the right placement for each volunteer and to provide opportunities for a diverse range of people, so we do not recruit on a first come first served basis. We endeavour to place volunteers according to their preferences. During recruitment drives application forms held on file will be matched to the vacancy and those applicants whose availability and interests most closely match will be invited to Forager for an informal discussion. The purpose of the discussion is to explain in more detail the volunteering opportunities and to find out a bit more about why applicants would like to volunteer.

For further information please contact

Title: Volunteer Coordinator