Corporate Team Challenge - Baron's Haugh

Posted:
Friday 19 December 2014
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Location:
Baron's Haugh, c/o SWSRO

What to expect

Baron's Haugh is a real gem for wildlife right on the edge of built-up Motherwell. We need help to look after the wetlands, meadows and woodlands both for the myriad of wildlife that live there, and for the many people who visit. In the spring you might hear woodpeckers and nuthatches, while in the winter whooper swans feed on the flooded meadows. If you're lucky you may even see a kingfisher or an otter on the river. Please note that there is no Visitor Centre at Baron's Haugh and so you will be asked to provide your own refreshments.

Your group

Baron's Haugh can support volunteer groups of between 10 to 25 individuals. 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:
1 day
Period:
All Year Round

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. From planting hedgerows and fixing fences, to picking up litter and removing invasive non-native plant species, there is always plenty that needs done!

How to apply

Contact

Kirsty Potter, Scotland Headquarters, Board & Admin
Tel: 0131 317 4100
Email: Kirsty.Potter@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Cost: £70 + VAT per person 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.

Reference number 7296