St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living


mammal tunnel check
Checking the mammal tunnel with children on Hedgehog day

St Nicks is the green heart of York, a nature reserve and environment centre located just 1 mile from the city centre. We started by transforming a former landfill site into a thriving Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and we continue to manage it with the help of over 200 volunteers per year! From our eco-friendly base at St Nicks Environment Centre we run projects and services that help residents of York move towards a sustainable future. Our mission is to create lasting positive change in actions and attitudes of York residents to enable them to move towards a sustainable future and we run projects and services to help us achieve this goal.

Our organisation is a major player in the local sector, encompassing a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. St Nicks is a great place to work and volunteer – please see below if you would like to join our team by filling one of our current job/volunteer vacancies:

Volunteer Environmental Education Assistant

This role is ideal for anyone looking to move into a career in the environment or education. It is a unique opportunity to help us develop and deliver our education program during a time where raising awareness to environmental issues is more pressing than ever. We need an enthusiastic individual to work alongside our environmental education project leader to help us; design activities for children, create resources and run engaging education sessions to enthuse and excite children about nature whilst teach them of it’s importance.

You will be supported in this role by our Volunteer Co-ordinator and our environmental education project leader. Some experience working with children is preferable but not essential – support and training will be provided throughout the role. More important to us is an enthusiasm for nature and for teaching the next generation about the environment.

Length of commitment: 6 month minimum

Total Hours: At least 1 day per week (maybe more during school holidays when we intend to run sessions for children).

Application information:

If you think that this role would be suitable for you, please download a role description and application form. Please send completed applications and any queries to Maria Gill at

Application deadline: Friday 24th January, 1pm

Volunteer Environmental Education Assistant role description 2020 (PDF download)

Volunteer Environmental Education Assistant application form 2020 (download)

This page was last updated 15 Jan 2020