Appeal launched for wildlife volunteers - The Evesham Observer

Appeal launched for wildlife volunteers

Aaron Wise 8th Jan, 2017   0

A NATURE reserve in Pershore is searching for new green-fingered volunteers to join its team in keeping its woodland open to visitors throughout the year.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s Tiddesley Wood’s volunteering team is urging residents to put their over-indulgent festive season behind them and get their hands dirty, with keeping woodland rides open, clearing scrub and coppicing on the last Wednesday of each month.

The new volunteers will have the chance to get fit, keep healthy and directly help wildlife, as well as helping to inspire others about the benefits of wildlife.

In March, the Trust will also be launching its annual Bzzy Bee Challenge to schools across Evesham and Pershore and are looking for volunteers to deliver bee-themed assemblies to schoolchildren.

The Trust also has roles for volunteers interested in gardening for wildlife, office and research work, photography, film-making and poster design.

Scott Dallow, volunteer co-ordinator for the Trust, said: “Our volunteers are absolutely vital and are involved in almost every single aspect of our work.

“We’ve got lots of opportunities for people who want to join in, from working off Christmas puddings on nature reserves, to helping to inspire children about the wonderful wildlife we have here in Worcestershire.

“This is the time of year when we’re all looking to try something new, give up our bad habits and look afresh at the year ahead – volunteering offers all that and more.

“We don’t require any previous experience for most of our volunteer roles, just enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved, so why not shake off the January blues and make volunteering your number one New Year resolution?”

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