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Somerset Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. We are a science-led movement focused on restoring habitats to support a wide range of wildlife and restore natural ...

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People Support Mentor

Organisation role · 0–5 hrs/Week
Flexible location
Nature & sustainabilityWellbeing
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Somerset Wildlife Trust
#51165
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Summary

We’re seeking volunteers to support delivery of free nature and wellbeing courses in the Mendip, Quantock or Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Detailed description

As a People Support Mentor you will help the Somerset Nature Connections team to deliver outdoor sessions to support people to develop nature-based tools to help manage their own mental wellbeing.


You’ll be involved with regularly supporting groups, engaging with people experiencing socially isolation and/or mild to moderate depression, low mood, anxiety or stress. You will support people to engage in group activities such as practical tasks, carpentry, natural arts and crafts, mindfulness etc. You’ll need to have a genuine interest in supporting people, good communication skills and an approachable manor – it’s a bonus if you have outdoor or practical skills to share!


We welcome applications from anyone able to demonstrate the aptitudes we are looking for, aiming to build a diverse volunteer team, who can connect with people from all walks of life. 


Please be aware that due to the nature of this role we may request a reference, and/or DBS check.


Please get in touch for full role profile and more information.

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About Somerset Wildlife Trust

Somerset Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK. We are a science-led movement focused on restoring habitats to support a wide range of wildlife and restore natural processes that are essential for healthy landscapes, and provide vital services such as clean air and water, food, carbon absorption and flood alleviation.