Patrol volunteers - Wolves Wood

Wednesday 6 July 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Wolves Wood Reserves

What we're looking for

Wolves Wood Reserve is a bit distant from our main office and whilst we love to spend a couple of hours away from the office it isn't possible for us do this on a daily basis. This is why we're looking for volunteers to walk the woods regularly as part of a rota, to keep an eye on things, chat to visitors, provide a visible RSPB presence and potentially lock/unlock the car park gates.

The skills you need

We are looking for an engaging person who is able to deal politely and tactfully with visitors. A knowledge of birds and wildlife would be helpful, but not essential. Although you'll be able to reach reserve staff by phone you'll need to be happy patrolling the wood alone. Wolves wood is situated on the A1071 between Hadleigh and Hintlesham whilst Ipswich is just a 20 minute drive. Ideally you'll be living locally to this area.

Your time

Ideally at least once a fortnight, but rota allows flexibility
All year round

What's in it for you?

This would be a great excuse for couples, families or individuals who want to spend a bit of time in the countryside or just escape the bustle of town life for a couple of hours. We don't allow dogs at Wolves Wood, sorry Fido, so you'll be working in a dog poo free zone. You'll be part of the reserve team and learning more about the reserve, with the opportunity to build up skills and enjoy the great outdoors. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation.

How to apply


Shirley Sampson, Wolves Wood Reserves
Tel: 01473 328006


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will 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.

Reference number 2955