Volunteer Carpenter

Posted:
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Stour Estuary Reserve

What we're looking for

We need help from a skilled carpenter willing to put their talents to help with maintaining reserve and workshop facilities as well as big projects and everything else in between. We have a well appointed workshop and a good stock of timber as well as wood from our own woodland reserves for you to use. The work will be varied and previous projects have involved making frames for notices on reserves, creating rustic furniture to raise funds at Flatford Wildlife Garden and a giant nest box for children to play in.

The skills you need

You will need possess good carpentry skills and safely use wood-working tools. Ideally you will have some experience of, or aptitude for, making wood products. You'll also need to be be willing to take on small maintenance projects as well as big projects as well as the occasional challenge.

Your time

Minimum:
Flexible but ideally a couple of days a month.
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

You'll be using your carpentry skills and talents for the benefit of people and wildlife across our reserve network which covers 4 woodland reserves and a unique wildlife garden. You will have the run of our large workshop and which is fully kitted out with carpentry tools and, depending on conservation work, access to timber from the local reserves. We will be able to re-imburse travel expenses if you live within a 25 mile radius of the Stour Estuary office in Brantham, nr Manningtree

How to apply

Contact

Luke Wake, Stour Estuary Reserve
Tel: 01206 391153/01206 392119
Email: Luke.Wake@rspb.org.uk

Notes

You would be based at our work centre on the Stour estuary. Expenses can be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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