Reserve Work Party Volunteer - Old Hall Marshes

Thursday 20 August 2015
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Old Hall Marshes

What we're looking for

Old Hall Marshes is one of the best examples of ancient grazing marsh in Eastern England, representing one of the last remaining coastal wildernesses in Essex. We are looking for people to join us on a weekly work party to carry out practical habitat management work vital to our conservation efforts to save threatened wildlife. The work will vary throughout the year but will include building fences to control livestock, critical to getting the grass in good condition for breeding birds. Other tasks may include reedbed management to create different age mosaic of reed to benefit bearded tits and removing sea club-rush to provide better nesting and feeding areas for breeding waders such as lapwing.

The skills you need

- Enthusiasm and interest in wildlife and nature conservation is essential - Good level of fitness and ability to walk over rough and uneven terrain - Enthusiasm for physical work outside, sometimes in adverse weather conditions - Comfortable being around livestock

Your time

One day per week/fortnight
Every Thursday all year

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to work as part of a team and to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation on a nationally important site. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others, learn about wildlife and gain an insight into the RSPB's conservation work. Volunteering in a natural green space can contribute to people's wellbeing by improving physical and mental health.

How to apply


Neil Lincoln, Old Hall Marshes
Tel: 01621 869015


Appropriate training will be provided and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB works for a healthy environment rich in birds and wildlife. It relies on the support and generosity of volunteers to make a difference. The RSPB is the UK Partner of the global federation of conservation organisations, BirdLife International,

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