Work Party Volunteer

Join our enthusiastic team to help us manage Nagshead and Highnam Woods and ensure they are premium 'Homes for Nature'! Tasks vary and we meet fortnightly (once a month at each reserve).

Tuesday 14 January 2020
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Nagshead Reserve

What we're looking for

We require volunteer help with habitat management and reserve maintenance at Nagshead (Forest of Dean) and Highnam Woods reserves (Gloucester). Tasks are required for conservation of the site to support a variety of woodland species (including flycatchers, redstarts, nightingales and butterflies) and enhance the visitor experience on the reserves

The skills you need

Enthusiasm and a good level of fitness is essential, an interest in conservation and the ability to work in wet weather are helpful too. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection, sturdy footwear & suitable clothing.

Your time

2 days per month
October to March

What's in it for you?

You will work as part of an enthusiastic and committed team and learn more about the reserve. It is a chance to meet like minded people in a social environment whilst building up wildlife & conservation skills. Tools & gloves provided. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

How to apply


Lewis Thomson, Gloucestershire Office
Tel: 01594 562852


Appropriate training will be provided before each task, all participants are required to follow instructions to ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times. Tasks are carried out on 2 Wednesdays each month, one at Nagshead, and one at Highnam Woods. 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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