My last month at Froglife as the Come Forth for Wildlife trainee is coming to a close and I am sad to see it end! The past year has really been and gone in a flash but when looking back I have managed to achieve so much.
I have managed to be involved in so many different aspects of the project and have gained experience delivering various activities. I have delivered Volunteer Sessions and Wildlife Gardening Workshops as well as assisting with delivering Virtual Reality Exhibitions, Pond Doctors and Training Courses. I am also particularly proud of my Habitat Project with my Volunteer Sessions at Kinneil Estate and Kinneil Local Nature Reserve where I engaged with the local community.
As well as delivering the projects different activities I have managed to do various other tasks and activities and expand my knowledge further. I have undertaken training courses in volunteer management, project management, brushcutters and trimmers, willow weaving, bushcraft, speaking skills and so much more which will all help me in my future career. Furthermore, I have had the chance to train one of our Volunteers to become a Volunteer Leader which was really rewarding. I have had opportunities to write blogs and articles for the website, Croaks and Natterjack which I really appreciated being able to do. I also contributed to Froglife’s Social Media which I enjoyed doing, particularly thinking about different posts for different audiences.
My year at Froglife has been absolutely great, I have learnt so much and gained experience in so many different areas. I really appreciate being able to learn from my colleagues on the Come Forth for Wildlife team – they have been fantastic! I have really enjoyed sharing what I have been up to each month in this blog. I have loved working for Froglife, and I believe the traineeship has prepared me very well for the next stages in my career.