Reserve Work Party / Practical Conservation - Church Wood

Are you looking for a hands on experience in practical habitat management? Do you want to develop essential skills while making a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation? Then this volunteering opportunity is waiting for you!

Wednesday 13 November 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Church Wood

What we're looking for

We organise regular work parties to carry out various habitat management and estate work tasks on the reserve. We want volunteers to help with jobs such as glade clearance, footpath maintenance, fencing, nest box cleaning and checking and much more! All the tasks are vital for the conservation of the site and for retaining good access to, and around this small but popular reserve. The work parties run on the first Sunday of every month, 9:30-3.

The skills you need

Enthusiasm and an interest in conservation are essential. No specialist skills are required though a good level of fitness and a desire to work outside, in all weathers is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection and to enjoy working as part of a team.

Your time

1 or 2 days per year
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to help with reserve management, become part of a small but dedicated team, gain skills in practical conservation and contribute to the running of the 3rd oldest RSPB reserve. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation at a site that is popular for bird watchers and plays an important role in the local community.

How to apply


Fergus Mosey, Otmoor
Tel: 01865 351163


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. To enquire about this role, please contact Fergus Mosey, Otmoor and Church Wood Warden,, 01865 351163.

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