Team Challenge - RSPB Hazeley Heath

Posted:
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Location:
Farnham Heath & Hazeley Heath Nature Reserves

What to expect

Hazeley Heath is a surviving vestige of a once sprawling lowland heathland of south England. This tranquil heathland is home to some very special wildlife, including nightjars, tree pipits, woodlarks and silver-studded blue butterflies. Lowland heath is now an incredibly rare habitat that faces continuous threats that put pressure on the wildlife that rely on this fragile habitat. Since 2013 we've been working to restore the historic heathland habitat; an important place for wildlife and local communities.

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 – 15 people

Support us

Minimum:
1 day
Duration:
1 day
Period:
Mid-September - January

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'll need your team to help us maintain our wildlife-rich heathland by removing pine and birch saplings that will eventually take over the area if left alone. Start the day with a cup of tea 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

Contact

Hilary Bourne, South East England Regional Office
Tel: 01273 775333
Email: Hilary.Bourne@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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

Reference number 4911