Key Facts

Volunteer

Wellesley Woodlands Volunteer Group

Wellesley Woodlands is a place for everyone to enjoy alongside nature, so it is important to improve the woods for people and wildlife. This work cannot be done without the help of the local community. Volunteering is a great way to get out in the fresh air and see the woods in a new light. Whether trimming trees or mowing meadows, anyone can help and you do not need any prior experience, you just need enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference.

 

What are we doing?

We have a friendly volunteer group to carry out practical conservation tasks within Wellesley Woodlands. Would you like to get involved with your local countryside and have a say in the work we do? We will be carrying out a wide variety of projects including fencing, scrub clearance, improving footpaths, wildlife spotting and hay cutting.

 

How do the conservation tasks work?

• The task leader will run through the activities and highlight any specific hazards. Please work at your own pace and help each other out.

• We provide all tools and training, with some equipment requiring extra training. The use of personal tools must be agreed by the leader.

• We provide gloves and other protective equipment where necessary.

• Please bring suitable outdoor clothing such as a waterproof jacket and stout shoes /boots• Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Please bring lunch.

• Each task has a trained First Aider and you are insured as part of Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s policy.

• Children 16 years and under need to bring an adult. 17-year-olds may work independently at the discretion of the leader.

• Any volunteer who is rude to others, does unauthorised work, or endangers their own safety or that of others may be asked to leave the task.

• Enjoy yourself and have fun.

 

How to find out more?

• Check out the Ranger’s blog to see what we get up to in Wellesley Woodlands and the rest of the Blackwater Valley, and find out about our upcoming volunteer tasks: http://blackwatervalleycountryside.wordpress.com/

• Chat to Laura, Wellesley Ranger, on Laura.Keighley@hants.gov.uk or 01252 331353.

Come out and chat to our volunteers and rangers. If you enjoy coming out then we’ll ask you to complete a health form. It’ll be lovely to have your help.