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Practical Conservation Volunteer (Chaddesley Woods)

Chaddesley Woods (c) Wendy CarterChaddesley woods (c) Wendy Carter

Location: Chaddesley Woods

Opportunity type: Work Party

Available on: Thursdays, and Sundays


Our volunteer team at Chaddesley Woods are looking for volunteers to help them manage this national nature reserve.

Purpose of Role

Our practical conservation volunteers are an essential part of the team working on nature reserves across the county. Volunteers help with practical conservation management to maintain the sites special features for now and for the future.

Type of work

Chaddesley Woods is ancient woodland and has many indicator species such as yellow archangel, herb Paris and dog’s mercury and trees like small-leaved lime and wild service trees. Also at the reserve is Worcestershire’s speciality, the land caddis, which is nationally rare. Tasks include coppicing and scrub clearance to maintain glades and open areas for invertebrate and bird communities.

Basic information

  • Interest and enthusiasm for nature and wildlife conservation
  • Willingness to work outside in all weathers
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Basic use of hand tools; training will be given
  • Willingness to be involved in a number of tasks as directed
  • Suitable for everyone with a basic level of fitness

Time/days

Work parties take place every Thursday and every 3rd Sunday of the month at 10am. 

Benefits

Being a practical conservation volunteer gives you the chance to see Worcestershire’s special places, home to some of the county’s rarest wildlife, while learning about their management. The reserves are great places to observe wildlife and just being outdoors is great for your overall health and wellbeing as well as keeping you fit. 

Contact details:

For more information please email Helen Dorey or call her on 01905 754919.

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