Project Volunteers

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust runs exciting projects across Warwickshire and Solihull from protecting water voles to recording the oral history of our reserves. You can get involved!

There will be opportunities coming up to get involved with a range of new projects and make a difference to wildlife in your area. 

Hedgehog Volunteers

Our Hedgehog Officers are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the Hedgehog Improvement Area team in Solihull and Rugby. Our dedicated volunteers will work on the project for a minimum of two years. Volunteers will be contributing directly to the conservation of our loveable spiky mammal whilst gaining great experience and new skills, with all training provided.

There are 3 different roles that you can apply for:
• Data Volunteer
• Survey Volunteer (Footprint Tunnel)
• Survey Volunteer (Torchlight)

Read our Volunteer Profiles at the bottom of this page.

Interested? Please contact:
Simon Thompson, Senior Hedgehog Officer
e: simon.thompson@wkwt.org.uk

Include:
• The type of volunteer role you are applying for in the subject
• Your availability
• Whether you would prefer to work in Rugby or Solihull for surveying roles
• A short paragraph of less than 100 words outlining your motivation and relevant experience

You will need to attend a training day at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre on Friday 7th April.

All applications must be received by Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
 

Oral History Project Workers

Assist the Wildlife Engagement Officer on an Oral History Project recording the memories of Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow - our newest Nature Reserve!

The type of work you will be involved with includes:
Interviewing, editing and/or summarising oral history recordings. Archiving materials such as photos, films and audio.

Read our Oral History Volunteer Profile at the bottom of this page. 

Interested? Please contact:

Faye Irvine, Wildlife Engagement Officer

t: 024 7630 2912

e: Faye Irvine


Nature Babies: Admin Volunteers 

We need admin volunteers at Parkridge Visitor Centre, Solihull on Monday mornings to welcome children into our busy Nature Babies group and take payment for the activity.

The type of work you will be involved with includes:

Children will attend with parents and guardians between 10am and 12noon and we may ask you to carry out other small admin task during this period such as refill the second hand book case, count up money from collection tins and top up our leaflet stands.

Interested? Please contact:

Vicky Dunne

t: 024 7630 8974

e: Vicky Dunne


Peregrine Watch Volunteers (Coventry or Leamington)

If you have a particular passion or birds of prey then this is an opportunity to share your passion with others. We need your help to enable local people to view Peregrines and learn more about them. You will be the friendly face representing the Trust and helping us to conserve our birds of prey.

The type of work you will be involved with includes:

• We are looking for volunteers who want to organize and operate a small gazebo that invites people to use telescopes to view Peregrines from a distance
• Inputting into displays and other interpretation materials and media
• Engaging with visitors, and chatting about the benefits of supporting the Wildlife Trusts
• Promoting the wider benefits of membership

Interested? Please contact:

Philippa Truman, Membership Engagement Officer 

t: 024 7630 2912

e: Philippa Truman
 


Events Volunteer

Tame Valley Wetlands aims to create a wetland landscape, rich in wildlife and accessible to all, in the vicinity of the river Tame, between Castle Vale and Tamworth.

The type of work you will be involved with includes:

We need dynamic individuals to help deliver an engaging programme of events, focussing on natural and traditional heritage skills. Events take place at various locations including Kingsbury Water Park, Cole End Park, Tamworth Castle Pleasure Grounds and RSPB Middleton Lakes. From willow sculptures to bushcraft and Tai Chi, the events aim to reconnect the local communities with local heritage and wild spaces.

You will help welcome the public, help with activities such as children’s crafts, set up and clear away materials and tables. You will be an ambassador for the Tame Valley Wetlands, chatting to people about the work we do and the wonderful places to visit in the area

You will be part of a small, friendly team of like minded people and be involved with a new and exciting project. 

Commitment: Minimum 1 day per month. Mostly weekends, evenings and school holiday weekends.

Interested? Find out more about this opportunity.

Or contact:

Rita Gries, TVW Community and Events Officer,

e: Rita Gries


Downloads

FilenameFile size
Hedgehog Data Volunteer Role.doc330 KB
Hedgehog Survey Volunteer Role - FTs.doc331.5 KB
Hedgehog Survey Volunteer Role - Torchlight.doc331.5 KB
Oral History Volunteer Role Description.doc113 KB