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What are your interests?

Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

Sectors

About

While this sector is supported by many volunteers, there are many highly rewarding career paths available. Many roles overlap with Social Care, providing support and assistance to the most vulnerable in society. There are many other activities engaged in, such as supporting community life and advocating for good causes. People working in this sector will often have great passion for the cause they work on and empathy for the people they work with.

Skills

    caring for others, problem solving, communication, empathy, compassion, leadership, initiative, adaptability, managing resources, time management, prioritising work, working with children, leadership, health & safety, active listening,

Key Facts

2/3
of Irish adults engage in Community and Voluntary activities each year
29,000
nonprofit organisations in Ireland
211
social entrepreneurs supported by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
1,757
charities added to the Register 2016

Advice from Experts...

If you want to know more about working in the in the sector, hear what the experts have to say.

Working with the Garda Reserve

While not a career, the Garda Reserve gives its members an intense training course and teaches valuable skills.

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