Volunteering

We have many opportunities for volunteers such as physical work on the nature reserve, helping with open days, administrative tasks and preparing for the school visits.  Please get in touch if you think this is something you may be able to help with from time to time.

Following a successful scrutiny of our volunteer practice and policies we are signed up to The Volunteer Management Charter. This charter commits us to applying best practice.

The latest edition of our monthly “Volunteering- Keeping in Touch” is now available.

We have a 7.5 acre site with woodlands, meadows and ponds that need constant care and attention. No expertise needed!  No experts turned away!  Please get involved – many hands make light work of the site maintenance!

We have working parties, usually on the first Sunday of each month, from 10.00 to 12.30 breaking for a cuppa at about 11.15. We also have volunteer afternoons, where work can be done inside and outside, from 1.30 to 3.30 every Monday afternoon except bank holidays.

For this spring/summer 2019, we are continuing with last year’s initiative and holding additionally some Saturday afternoon reserve volunteering sessions, meeting at 1.30 and finishing around 4 pm. As you will note, these usually fall mid-month: 18 May; 15 June; 20 July, 17 August and 21 September.

If you haven’t been before, please contact us to arrange to visit during one of these sessions.

From 01 August 2017 to 31 July 2018 we recorded 1807 volunteer hours maintaining the nature reserve.

General help

This includes help with publicity, fundraising and event planning and organising.

Help with children’s activities

We have children visiting on open days such as the Spring Event and Environment Fair, and half-term activities for children.  All children at these events are accompanied by a parent or carer.

Occasional

Environmental expertise, legal advice, photography, graphic design ……