Corporate Team Challenge - RSPB Winterbourne Downs

Thursday 12 May 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Winterbourne Downs

What to expect

At Winterbourne Downs we're re-creating species-rich chalk grassland. It's a nationally important habitat but in this area, much of it has been lost. The reserve will form an important link between the extensive grasslands of Salisbury Plain and Porton Down. These grasslands are managed to provide a safe haven for breeding stone-curlews, a bird typical of this area but which is under threat. The reserve is still a working farm, and some of the land is being kept in arable production for the benefit of farmland birds. From the nature trail in the spring you may see skylarks, lapwings, yellowhammers, linnets and grey partridges. In winter, large flocks of finches and buntings gather to feed on the wild bird seed mixes. Facilities: picnic area, car parking.

Your group

Team Challenges are muddy and energetic, but that's all part of the fun! We will supply all tools and the necessary protective equipment such as gloves. No skills are required, just make sure to bring old clothes, waterproofs, plenty of drinking water and packed lunches. Group size: 7 - 20

Support us

1 day
10am - 4pm (flexible)
March - April

The skills and time provided by corporate teams are incredibly valuable to the RSPB. Corporate work parties help us tackle jobs that would otherwise take our wardens days or even weeks to complete. Employee volunteering also helps us to build community links and valuable business support, and many of our business volunteers return to our reserves with family and friends after their volunteer experience. Some even join as members and become life-long supporters.

How you will help us

Help us with our nature conservation work; we have a variety of projects running throughout the year including: wildflower sewing and other tasks. All of which benefit our reserve's wildlife and visitors. Start the day with a talk introducing you to the reserve and the RSPB, before heading out on your conservation task. Enjoy the afternoon spotting the site's fascinating wildlife with one of our knowledgeable wardens.

How to apply


Hilary Bourne, South East England Regional Office
Tel: 01273 775333


All money received from team challenges covers both staff time and equipment costs. Cost: £70 + VAT per person

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