Practical Conservation - The Knapp and Papermill

Practical Conservation - The Knapp and Papermill


Volunteers by Dominique Cragg

With woodlands, orchard, the Leigh brook and wildflower meadows, this reserve is a haven for flora and fauna.

Position details





Contact details

For more information please email Iain or call him on 01905 754919.

Purpose of Role

Our practical conservation volunteers are an essential part of the team working on the 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

Due to the variety of habitats present at The Knapp and Papermill there are many tasks to be done throughout the year. Tasks include wildlife monitoring, coppicing, hay cutting and river bank management. 

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 tools but training will be given
  • Willingness to be involved in a number of tasks as directed
  • Suitable for everyone


Tasks run every Thursday, Sep-May 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.

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