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Volunteering Update

COVID-19 update as of 08.01.21

Update: 24th March 2021

First and foremost, thank you to all of our volunteers for their patience and support over the last three months. We really appreciate you helping the Trust play its part in tackling the pandemic. We have missed your input, hard work and commitment and are looking forward to seeing you all again.

Following the government’s COVID-19 roadmap, which sets out the timescales for the easing of lockdown restrictions and the successful vaccine rollout programme, we are now in a position to be able to start planning a phased return of our volunteer activities. The government’s roadmap states that from the 29th March, groups of six will be allowed to meet outdoors. This means that we will be able to start to bring back our volunteer activities from this point. As previously, this will be a gradual restart and we will be working with all of our volunteers over the coming weeks to plan their return. We will start bringing our local reserves volunteers and visitor centre volunteers back and then will review Nature Force and Survey Force when restrictions ease further at a later date. The reason for the phased approach and the delay to Nature Force getting back out is to allow us to prioritise current reserves work and plan how we deliver that efficiently, working towards a return that we hope not to have to scale back in the future.

We will continue to implement safe systems of work, which ensure social distancing and additional hygiene measures are maintained. We know that many of our volunteers have had their vaccine but there is no confirmed evidence that the vaccine can stop transmission of the virus and therefore we must ensure that we continue to operate COVID-19 safe systems of working in order to keep everyone safe.

As always, this is all dependent on there being no delays to the government’s roadmap and we thank you in advance for your patience whilst we work through the processes of getting everyone back. In the meantime thank you very much for your support and we look forward to the time when we can welcome you back to volunteering.

Please continue to use the nature reserves and green spaces on your doorsteps and keep in contact with us via our social media pages and newsletter, Nature News, which you can sign up to here.

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Volunteer with us - we need your help! You don’t have to be an expert or have experience, you just need lots of enthusiasm.

With over 500 active volunteers, volunteering is a key part of everything we do here at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Each role contributes to protecting and enhancing wildlife, natural habitats and geology throughout Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. Volunteers work in many different roles, helping us to deliver a wide range of environmental services. We’re looking for volunteers to support a number of our projects, so if you’ve got some time to give we’d love to hear from you!

Unfortunately most of our nature reserves and offices are not on public transport routes which means most volunteers do need their own transport. 

Keen to volunteer with us? Fill in this short form as your first step!

Or for an informal chat about any of our volunteering role you may be interested in contact us on volunteer@wkwt.org.uk / 024 7630 2912.  

Discover volunteering with us!

Watch our film to see more of the volunteering opportunities we offer. 

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How volunteering changed my life... I was made to feel welcome from the beginning, the others volunteers were friendly and talkative. I remember that day that the thing which surprised me the most was the fact that only five minutes walk from the busy city centre was a haven for wildlife.
Volunteer with our Coventry projects

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