Corporate Team Challenge - Burton Mere Wetlands

Posted:
Wednesday 20 July 2016
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Location:
Dee Estuary, England

What to expect

Burton Mere Wetlands on the Dee Estuary, straddles the border between England and Wales and is important for waterfowl and waders, farmland birds and other wildlife. The ponds are great for watching dragonflies and the reserve is well known for large assemblages of waders and harriers during the winter months. There is a small visitor centre with a small shop selling a limited range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. There is car parking for 85 vehicles and toilet facilities.

Your group

The main volunteer period described above can support larger volunteer groups of up to 15 individuals. Outside these periods, smaller groups of between 8 and 10 individuals are preferred. We will provide all necessary tools, materials and protective items (PPE). Please bring appropriate clothing for the time of year – sun hats and sun cream plus lots of water to drink if hot and extra layers and waterproofs during the colder months. Please also wear stout boots or shoes. You are covered by our comprehensive public liability insurance and we provide risk assessments and a safety briefing prior to the start of your day. A warden will be with you at all times and there will always be at least one first aider close-at-hand throughout the day.

Support us

Minimum:
1 day
Duration:
10am - 4pm (flexible)
Period:
All year

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

The reserve can offer a wide variety of tasks throughout the year but particularly welcomes support during the period from October through to March when invasive weed and scrub control is necessary to prevent its encroachment on key habitats.

How to apply

Contact

Mike Harris, Northern England Regional Office, Newcastle
Tel: 0191 233 4300
Email: Mike.Harris@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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

Reference number 6074