Practical Conservation - Piper's Hill and Dodderhill Commons


Piper's Hill and Dodderhill Commons © Wendy Carter

Our volunteer team at Piper' Hill and Dodderhill Commons are looking for more volunteers to help them manage this beautiful nature reserve near Hanbury.

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Contact details

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

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

Working at Piper's Hill and Dodderhill Commons here gives you a chance to get close to some of the oldest trees in the county. Woodland management at this site helps generate new growth. Dead wood is a key feature for species of fungi and beetle, whilst the fish pond has a range of invertebrate species. Tasks include scrub clearance, coppicing, and maintenance of wood pasture.

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


Last Sunday of the month 10am- 1pm


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.

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