Practical Wildlife Conservation Volunteers

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Name: Practical Wildlife Conservation Volunteers
Organisation: Somerset Wildlife Trust
Location: 34 Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AW
Type: Full Time


Come and work for wildlife with the East Poldens Conservation Volunteers. This small, friendly group works with the Reserves Manager on a variety of practical habitat management tasks at nature reserves in South Somerset. You will meet like-minded people and learn new skills while working in the beautiful Polden Hills. There will be a short introduction to the reserve and the work at the start of each task.
We aim to meet at 10.20am and finish at 3.30pm but all help, for however long, is welcome. There can be up to half a mile walk from car parking to work site.

Why volunteer? Here's what some of our volunteers say:
"I've always been a countryside person, and I love being among the flowers and the butterflies, though I'm not a specialist"
"It's important to help, it makes you feel good about yourself. And I'm learning about new things"
"Companionship, being outdoors, enjoyment of wildlife, and being practical"
"I feel passionate about the landscape, the use of land, and how food and wildlife link together. I couldn't just sit back and do nothing"
"I can see I've achieved something."

Link to work programme (Fortnightly on alternate Tuesdays and Sundays):

click on the programme link for East Poldens Conservation Volunteers, this page also has information for our other volunteer work parties around Somerset

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Organisation Description



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Cause / Interests

  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Wildlife

Types of Activity

  • Outdoors

Skills and Qualifications


YOU WILL NEED: Packed lunch, sturdy footwear, work gloves, waterproofs and hardy outdoors clothes. Tea and biscuits provided! An up-to-date anti-Tetanus injection is strongly advised for most outdoor activities.
There can be up to half a mile walk from car parking to work site.

Outdoor work
Talking to others


No experience is required, and tools are provided, however you do need suitable clothing, to be reasonably physically fit and enjoy being outside in all weathers!
Outdoor work
Talking to others

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: Age/Gender Restrictions: None
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method