Conservation Volunteer - Garston Wood

Wednesday 22 May 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Garston Wood

What we're looking for

Garston Wood is a haven for wildlife, tucked away in a quiet corner of Dorset near Sixpenny Handley. We organise regular work parties at the reserve to carry out habitat management including hazel coppicing, ride creation, rustic fence building and general scrub clearance. All the tasks benefit the species that live there, including dormice, woodland birds and butterflies.

The skills you need

You will need enthusiasm, an interest in conservation and to enjoy working as part of a team. No specialist skills are required though a desire to work outside in all weathers is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection and be physically able use hand tools and walk up to 2 miles through woodland.

Your time

As regularly as possible
Wednesday and Sunday
October - March

What's in it for you?

This is an opportunity to become part of a small team, learning about the running of the reserve and building up skills in woodland management. You will be working in a beautiful place and see some amazing wildlife.

How to apply


Jenny Goy, Arne
Tel: 01929 553360


Appropriate training, tools and personal protective equipment will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.

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