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As a Nature Force Volunteer you are the driving force of our Reserves team and will carry out a wide variety of practical tasks to maintain and enhance WWT's nature reserves.
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 a scrub clearance in the winter along with various construction projects, fencing, pond work and a range of other tasks. Often the work will involve the use of hand tools, mechanical and powered equipment such as brush-cutters, chainsaws, mowers and tractors on site.
Skills and abilities required
. No prior experience is 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 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 a packed lunch, drink, sun cream and insect repellent.
You will be based at
Various reserves throughout Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The groups meet at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre and transport to the different nature reserves will be provided.
Times/days we would like you to be available
Our Nature Force Volunteers meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.00 am, returning to the visitor centre at around 4.00 pm. You can come along to one or more of these sessions. There is no minimum commitment required, just simply let us know that you plan to attend, turn up on time, enjoy yourself and come back if you would like to do more.
Benefits to you
. Contribute to the conservation of beautiful nature reserves.
. Learn new skills.
. Meet like-minded people, make new friends.
. Get some fresh air and exercise.
. Improve your health and well-being.