Team Challenge - RSPB Farnham Heath

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

What to expect

Farnham Heath nature reserve is a lowland heathland restoration site. This precious habitat, important for many specialist species of invertebrates, sand lizards and birds such as nightjars, woodlarks and Dartford warblers, was converted to a pine plantation. We are now reverting the site back to heathland and having felled the pines; the heather is emerging, but is competing with pine and birch saplings that will eventually take over the area if left alone. The reserve is adjacent to the Rural Life Centre with an on-site café, toilets and easily-accessible car park.

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+

Support us

1 day
1 day
Mid-September - February

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


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

Reference number 4916