Team Challenge - RSPB Blean Woods

Friday 17 June 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Blean Woods

What to expect

RSPB Blean Woods is a beautiful ancient woodland situated on the verge of Canterbury. Along with its connecting heathland the reserve acts as a haven for nightjars, woodpeckers and the extremely rare heath fritillary butterfly. Blue bells carpet the woodland floor during the spring, whilst fungi take over in the autumn. Facilities: 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)
May - March

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: creating woodland verge habitat for butterflies, birch removal, path repair and bracken bashing across our heathlands. All of which benefit 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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