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Practical Conservation Volunteer (Monkwood)

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Location: Monkwood, near Grimley WR2 6NX

Opportunity type: Work Party

Available on: Thursdays, and Sundays

Frequency: Monthly

Our volunteer team at Monkwood are looking for more people to help them manage this wonderful woodland not far from Worcester.

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

Monkwood has a diverse population of butterflies and is home to small mammals such as dormice. Our work to provide and maintain suitable habitat is done through a number of tasks including coppicing to create glades and scrub clearance to open up the lower canopy and ground level flora. There are also several ponds onsite where we maintain surrounding vegetation.

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


One morning once a month.  Work parties take place on the 1st Sunday of the month 10am-3pm and/or 3rd Thursday of the month 10am-3pm.  Winter only.


Being a practical conservation volunteer gives you the chance to see Worcestershire’s special places, home to some of the county’s rarest wildlife, whilst 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 contact her on 01905 754919.


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