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Reserve volunteer - weekends

Location: Trimley Marshes


We are looking for a volunteer to manage the reserve and visitor centre at weekends.

What you’ll be doing:

• Unlocking the visitor centre and reservoir hide in the morning and locking again at the end of your shift in the afternoon.

• Topping up any leaflets in the visitor centre and hides leaflet dispensers.

• Updating the bird and species sightings boards, and getting some of the best bird sightings in the county!

• Engaging with the public visiting the reserve – helping them to enjoy their visitor experience and see wildlife.

• Doing a quick 10-15 minute general housekeeping as part of an easy rota of care and tlc for the buildings.

• (optional) upkeep of the visitor centre grounds – mowing grass and weeding the walkway, cutting back vegetation from the paths etc.

The skills you need:

No experience necessary but an interest in the Trust's work would be useful.

What you’ll get out of it:

You will learn more about the management of a fantastic wetland bird reserve, and get opportunites to see the birds on site. You will also gain valuable experience volunteering with a conservation organization, and meet Trust staff and other volunteers. Free tea, coffee and the all-important biscuits will be available to reward you for your hard work.

The time you need to give:

A minimum of one day per month, on weekends.

Other information:

Full training, tools and protective clothing are provided as required, but please wear appropriate footwear and bring waterproofs and a good sized packed lunch.

 

Contact details:

Andrew Excell, South Suffolk Coastal Sites Manager

01394 411019

aexcellswt@btinternet.com