Team Challenge - RSPB Dungeness

Tuesday 13 August 2013
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering

What to expect

If you haven't been to Dungeness, nothing can quite prepare you for the landscape – mile after mile of shingle, which is wild and a little weird! On a cold winter's day, it is a delight to sit snug in the visitor centre and look out through a huge picture window at all the waterbirds on the large gravel pit just outside. Often a rare grebe or diver is among them, and it is perhaps the best place in the UK for watching the delightful smew. In summer, redshanks, lapwings and reedbed birds breed, whilst marsh harriers circle the wetland in search of food. Facilities: visitor centre, toilets, car parking, on-site shop.

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
1 day
September - 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: managing the reedbeds and wetland pits for a variety of birds. 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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