Reserves based volunteers assist with our Local Reserves Group Volunteer Leader to maintain and enhance their local nature reserve.
Tasks you will be involved with
Tasks will vary throughout the year, ranging from meadow and ride cutting in the summer to coppicing, tree felling and scrub clearance in the winter, along with various other construction projects, fencing, pond work, litter picking. Often the work will involve the use of hand tools, mechanical and powered equipment such as brush-cutters, chainsaws, powers and tractors on site.
Skills and abilities required
. No prior experience needed, as full training is provided.
. You should bring suitable footwear and waterproof clothing, all tools and safety equipment will be provided.
. Please be aware of the physical nature of practical work and the requirement to work with and alongside mechanical and powered equipment.
. A willingness to work outside in all weather and in remote locations.
. An understanding of the importance of health and safety in the environment described.
. Able to follow instructions.
. Please note: If you require assistance in your everyday life you will need to attend with someone who can support you throughout the session as it is essential that people are able to take responsibility for their own health and safety.
. Bring snacks, drinks, sun cream and insect repellent.
You will be based at
Various local reserves throughout Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.
** Please note: not all of our reserves have a Local Reserves Group.
Times/days we would like you to be available
Local reserves groups run at various times on weekdays/weekends depending on the nature reserves. Our Local Reserves Groups usually start at 10.00am and finish by mid-afternoon.
Benefits to you
. Contribute to conservation of our beautiful nature reserves.
. Reconnect with nature.
. Learn / develop new skills such as hedge laying, fence construction, coppicing etc.
. Meet like-minded people, make new friends.
. Get some fresh air and exercise away from the daily grind of the factory / office.
. Improve your health and wellbeing.