For young people

Call of the Wild Group 2 Summer 2017 Paula Irish

Paula Irish

Call of the Wild

For Young People

Call of the Wild!

Our Call of the Wild programme provides unique opportunities for children and young people to take part in wilderness experiences at the trust's flagship Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve and at other locations such as Bubbenhall Wood. 

    Swap screen time for survival skills! 

    Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's ecological, education and survival experts help participants to develop the skills needed to be self-sufficient and comfortable in a wilderness environment and sessions can include:

    • building shelters
    • cooking on an open fire
    • learning to track animals
    • mastering the art of stealth
    • ecology and identifying useful species
    • teamwork games

    Mobile phones and electronic devices can’t be used to light fires or whittle a stick and so these are not necessary! 

    Watch a film we made during Call of the Wild in 2017 as participants tune into the natural world: 

    Paula Irish

    Duke of Edinburgh 

    We are unfortunately unable to offer any volunteering opportunities for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Due to our recruitment and selection of volunteers within our volunteering policy.

    Policy Statement: Young people below the age of 14 cannot be volunteers, as they are not directly covered by the Health & Safety at Work Act. Those under the age of 14 can, however, attend specifically designed educational or family events.

    Volunteers aged 16 and 17 but under the age of 18 can volunteer but must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult aged 25 years or over at all times.

    Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, has an age requirement of 18 years and over for all volunteering opportunities. If you are under the age of 18 years old, you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult aged 25 years or over, at all times, whilst volunteering with the trust.

    The Trust does not has the staffing capacity for offer a mentoring service/programme.