Hands On volunteering

Get more time outdoors and a healthier lifestyle while you help care for local nature reserves, learn new skills and meet new friends!

Nature Force

Join this midweek team and take part in a variety of hands-on tasks maintaining the Trust's nature reserves in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. Have fun, socialise, keep fit, enjoy fresh air and gain new skills.

The groups meet at 9am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Brandon Marsh and returning by 4pm. Transport to different reserves is provided.

You can meet the group at the reserve but tell us in advance so we can advise of parking and meeting point. There are often late changes to the schedule.

No minimum commitment required and no experience is needed. Tools and training will be provided. Just bring waterproofs, boots and a packed lunch - we'll provide hot drinks and biscuits. Click here to see the role guideline.

Interested in Nature Force? Contact us for an enquiry form:

t: 02476 302912
e: volunteer@wkwt.org.uk

Locations and tasks for Nature Force are on the Nature Force schedule.

Read our Nature Force Volunteer Profile and our Tool Store Volunteer Profile.

Volunteer Groups Local to You

Some reserves have a regular group of local volunteers. Sessions are led by an experienced volunteer group leader who is trained in the tasks to be done. Tasks vary and sessions take place throughout the year but with more during winter.

Sessions run on various days at various times, please contact us for more details: 024 7630 2912 
e: volunteer@wkwt.org.uk

No minimum commitment required and no prior experience needed, as full training is provided. Please bring waterproofs, boots and a packed lunch. Tools and safety equipment will be provided.

Volunteer Group Leaders

Volunteer group leaders run sessions for volunteers at their local reserve on a regular basis. They liaise with the Director of Reserves and Community Engagement to produce a plan of work for the site and ensure that the sessions are conducted in a safe environment. A knowledge of your local nature reserve is beneficial, although not essential. Previous habitat management experience is not required as training can be provided. 

Interested in becoming a group leader? Please contact:

t: 024 7630 2912
e: volunteer@wkwt.org.uk

Dunsmore Living Landscape 

The Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme aims to reconnect Warwickshire’s ancient woodlands, hedgerows and grasslands, by reconnecting people with their local wild places

Join us to get stuck in with practical habitat management and surveying in this beautiful area. We are running weekly volunteer days every Friday and alternate Tuesdays. Meet at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, CV3 3GW, 9.30-15.30. Tasks include hedgerow restoration, coppicing, meadow management and wildflower surveying. Email us to get involved

This project works in Wappenbury Wood, Ryton Wood and across partner sites including Coombe Country Park and Ryton Pools Country Park. Find out more about the areas you can volunteer in. 


Hands On activities in Coventry

The Sowe Valley Project has now finished. However, the Friends of Sowe Valley are still running the volunteer days to help keep the River Sowe clean and wildlife friendly. 

See dates for 2019 or follow the group on Facebook

Brandon Marsh Voluntary Conservation Team

The day to day management of Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve is carried out by the Brandon Marsh Voluntary Conservation Team (BMVCT) consistent with the current Brandon Marsh SSSI Management Plan.

The Team has a work party at Brandon Marsh every Thursday throughout the year starting at 9.30am. Find out more about the BMVCT.

Interested? Please contact:

t: 024 7630 2912
e: volunteer@wkwt.org.uk

Tame Valley Wetlands: Practical Conservation Volunteer

Get hands on with the Tame Valley Wetland Project across east Birmingham, North Warwickshire, south-east Staffordshire. Join us on Tuesdays. at least once a month, or every week. Find out more about the Tame Valley Wetlands Project

The type of work you will be involved with includes:

Helping improve the fragmented and degraded landscape of the Tame Valley, conserving and restoring natural heritage features. Tasks will include woodland, wetland and grassland management, removal of invasive non-nature species, wildlife surveying, bird box making and litter picking.

We also have opportunities for Youth volunteers

You’ll get a chance to enjoy some wild and beautiful places!
Interested? Find out more about this opportunity.