Practical Reserve Work (Sherwood Forest Conservation Volunteer)


Job Description

We are looking for work party volunteers to join us at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Whether you are wanting to get into a career of wildlife conservation or wanting to give something back to the community after retiring and keeping physically active.

RSPB nature reserves are special places for people and wildlife and we rely on volunteers to keeps these habitats thriving and in good shape.

It might seem like these wild places have always just been there. But quite often we have to work really hard to maintain habitats to be in the best condition for wildlife. We have lost a lot of wild landscapes, so the small places that we do have, need a bit of extra care.

As a Sherwood Forest Work Party Volunteer you will be joining a regular practical work party team to undertake practical habitat management tasks:

- Cutting and clearing forest vegetation.

- Haloing Veteran Trees and caring for the next generation of trees.

- Maintaining and managing tools and equipment.

- Creating and maintaining visitor infrastructure, such as waymarked paths, fences and benches.

- Following annual work plans.

- Following Health and Safety protocols.

If you enjoy being out in the forest, meeting new people and hands on conservation work, then this role could be the perfect opportunity for you. This role does involve a reasonable amount of physical activity, so will enable you to keep your fitness levels high, as well as helping your mental health and wellbeing. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a genuine contribution to nature conservation, and you might find it rewarding to safeguard nature in the area you are working to protect.

We are a friendly and supportive team. If you are volunteering to learn new skills and gain knowledge about wildlife conservation work, you will find that our team will be more than happy to help you on that journey.

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