Practical Outdoor Conservation/ Work Party (weekdays) - Hazeley Heath

Our small friendly volunteer team needs more people willing to join in and help with practical outdoor work so that we can give nature an even better home on Hazeley Heath.

Posted:
Monday 17 September 2018
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Farnham Heath & Hazeley Heath Nature Reserves

What we're looking for

Giving nature a home on Hazeley Heath by bringing back the rare lowland heath habitat is a big job and we need more hands to help with practical outdoor tasks. The birds, flowers and insects that rely on the open habitat of the heath are being threatened by scrub encroachment, bracken and invasive plants. We need your help to cut, pull, rake, bash and burn so we can give Hazeley's wildlife an even better home on the heath.

The skills you need

You don't need any special practical skills to join our volunteer team just lots of enthusiasm and a willingness to muck in and have a go. You will need to be happy being on your feet and working outdoors for the day and able to use hand tools. Sometimes there will be opportunity to use DIY skills

Your time

Minimum:
1 or 2 days a month
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
Wednesdays (all year)

What's in it for you?

You'll be part of a small dedicated and friendly team who love a chat as much as they enjoy working outdoors. It's a great opportunity to get outdoors, learn more about running a reserve, build new skills and make a genuine contribution to conserving wildlife. If you are looking for something to keep you active, an excuse to get out of the house or just something different to do, come and have a go. Or if you are looking to build a career in the sector this could be a great first step. Specialist wildlife knowledge is not required

How to apply

Contact

Mary Braddock, Farnham Heath & Hazeley Heath Nature Reserves
Tel: 01252 795632
Email: Mary.Braddock@rspb.org.uk

Notes

The RSPB takes all reasonable steps to ensure your safety and welfare. We're committed to providing a safe environment and to giving you appropriate health and safety instruction, training and supervision. We want children to enjoy their involvement with the RSPB and we take all practicable steps to ensure their welfare and safety while they are in contact with the RSPB. We apply this principle to all our work with young people under the age of 18, while recognising that vulnerable people of all ages will benefit from similar safeguards. This role is suitable for Families who want to help Give Nature a Home together. You may want to check that your tetanus vaccination is up to date before you start. We will reimburse you for out-of-pocket travel expenses (up to a radius of 25 miles) and we will of course give you ongoing support. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds, wildlife and helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to Birdlife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations.

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