Wildlife Gardening Volunteer - RSPB Sandwell Valley

Help take care of and develop the wildlife garden area outside of the visitor centre. Work in a small team to maintain and create new features in this wildlife friendly garden.

Posted:
Thursday 14 February 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Location:
Sandwell Valley

What we're looking for

We are looking for volunteers to take care of and develop the garden area outside of the visitor centre. This is a formal garden with flower beds, herb beds and ponds. It is a relaxing area for visitors and is used for school and families to take part in wildlife discovery activities. The gardens have wildlife friendly planting and features which need to be maintained and more developed.

The skills you need

Enthusiasm and an interest in gardening and wildlife are essential. No specialist skills are required though a level of fitness to be able to carry out basic gardening duties and a desire to work outside are essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection and to enjoy working as part of a small team.

Your time

Minimum:
2 half days per month on a Thursday morning
Duration:
Ongoing
Period:
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to help with reserve management, become part of a small team and learn about wildlife gardening. A chance to enjoy the reserve. This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to the nature reserve and some of the special wildlife that lives here. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.

How to apply

Contact

Cathy Taylor, Sandwell Valley
Tel: 01213 577395
Email: cathy.taylor@rspb.org.uk

Notes

All the training necessary and background information will be provided. We offer to re-imburse your travel expenses (up to 20 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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