Sherwood Practical Work Party Volunteer

Volunteers needed to help with practical conservation tasks on this ancient and historic site.

Thursday 14 February 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation

What we're looking for

Sherwood Forest is one of the most important stands of ancient oaks in Europe, with an international reputation and hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. We are looking for keen and enthusiastic volunteers to join regular work parties to carry out various habitat management and estate work in the forest. All tasks are vital for conservation of the site and for retaining good access to, and around the reserve, and for preserving the legacy of Sherwood Forest for future generations.

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 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 work days a month
All year round

What's in it for you?

This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity, as well as enjoying working as part of a team, getting hands on in the great outdoors, and learning a variety of conservation and reserve management methods. You will have the opportunity to gain experience in practical conservation, for personal achievement, or to assist toward a career in conservation.

How to apply


Paul Cook, Sherwood
Tel: 01623 824643
Email: Paul.Cook@RSPB.ORG.UK


All the training necessary and background information 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 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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