Wildlife Gardener (Rainham Marshes)

We are looking for a keen gardener to help us look after the wildlife garden at Rainham Marshes.

Monday 30 September 2019
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation
Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve

What we're looking for

Our gardens and car park area are wonderfully attractive to wildlife but we need some help to keep it that way and to make people feel welcome when they visit the reserve. Do you think you could spare some time to help with weeding, pruning and mowing? Most tasks are light and you will be guided by one of our team as to the jobs required on any given day. The team is responsible for the wildlife garden and toddlers play area, picnic lawn, car park flower beds, orchard and grass edges. The aim is not to create an immaculate, pristine garden but spaces that will be used by all sorts of wildlife and will provide inspiration for those that pass through it.

The skills you need

Some basic gardening knowledge would be great but is not entirely necessary as you will be shown the ropes and guided accordingly.

Your time

1 or 2 days a month
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to help maintain one of the key visitor attraction areas of the reserve, creating exciting habitats and enhancing the gardens for wildlife A wonderful opportunity to really make a difference to our work in an amazing setting! Meet lots of new people: reserve visitors, staff and fellow volunteers. Learn more about the reserve and the wildlife that uses it. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation body, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Volunteering can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

How to apply


Howard Vaughan, Rainham Marshes Nature Reserve
Tel: 01708 899840
Email: howard.vaughan@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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