Bring your passion for wildlife and conservation and join our volunteer team at Durham Wildlife Trust as a Task Force Volunteer. View the role description for more information.
• Practical habitat management including scrub clearance, tree felling, burning, coppicing, tree planting/maintenance, hedge laying, meadow raking, balsam control, bracken control, path mowing and reed cutting as part of a group of volunteers led by a task leader
• Assisting with fencing work and infrastructure repairs or new installation of bridges, steps and surfaced footpaths as part of a group of volunteer led by a task leader
• Helping move livestock
• Assisting with and conducting survey work
What skills do I need?
• An interest in and enthusiasm for wildlife
• Team worker with initiative
• Ability to follow instructions and adhere to Health & Safety procedures
• Good communication skills
• Reliable and hardworking
• Happy to work outside in all weather conditions
How much time should I give?
• The task force teams go out a few times a week, but you can choose how often you go out.
Full training will be given. As part of our volunteer team you will be included in wider volunteer training, celebration and gratitude events.
What will you get out of it?
• Learn how to use a range of hand tools
• Learn about habitat management for wildlife
• Opportunities to learn practical management skills
• On the job training relevant to tasks undertaken
• Become a valued member of a professional team
• Improve communication skills
• Knowledge that the work you do will benefit local and nationally important nature reserves and the work of DWT
• Opportunity to learn/enhance/share local knowledge of wildlife and conservation
• Develop skills working with livestock
• Carpentry and fencing skills
Volunteers should be 18 and over.
*Volunteers will be directed to register on Durham Wildlife Trust's volunteering portal (volunteer.durhamwt.com) before commencing volunteering.