Tuesday Work Party - Wolves Wood

Our winter work parties are vital to carry out habitat management tasks in this ancient woodland. Join our friendly team of Tuesday volunteers and see what a difference you can make for wildlife.

Posted:
Wednesday 21 August 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Wolves Wood Reserves

What we're looking for

Our winter work parties are vital to carry out essential habitat management in Wolves Wood, near Ipswich to keep these ancient woods at their best for wildlife. We would love you to be a part of it. We have a friendly bunch of volunteers, who help with the tasks such as cutting and clearing the rides to benefit butterflies, and helping with coppicing of some of the trees and scrub to benefit the woodland flora and songbirds, along with any necessary repairs to bridges, paths and ditches. All tasks are crucial for conservation of the site.

The skills you need

So long as you're able to walk a few hundred metres on uneven and sometimes wet or slippery ground and use hand tools of various sorts, or are willing to learn how to use hand tools, you have all the skills you'll need! You will need to be happy working outdoors in all weathers, and enjoy working as part of a team.

Your time

Minimum:
Tuesdays from September to March
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
September until March

What's in it for you?

This is a great opportunity to help with reserve habitat management, become part of a small team, meet like-minded people, and learn about the running of the reserve. An excellent chance to really get up close and personal with a very special piece of ancient woodland, which is also a site of special scientific interest. and to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. The opportunity to learn new skills - the intention is to share knowledge and learn whilst working in these lovely woods. If you like a challenge and want to get involved and gain experience in practical woodland conservation work, come and join us!

How to apply

Contact

Clare Westley, Stour Estuary Reserve
Tel: 01206 391153/01206 392119
Email: Clare.Westley@RSPB.ORG.UK

Notes

Appropriate training and tools will be provided, and since you'll be giving up your time, it's only fair that we offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 25 miles). The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe! We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work. By volunteering your time and skills, you could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way.

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