The midweek volunteer group is run by our Reserves Officer, Morag Scott Porteous, and undertakes practical nature conservation work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The group carries out a wide range of management work on Wildlife Trust nature reserves across Leicestershire and Rutland, including mowing and raking, fencing, coppicing and scrub cutting.
Below: excellent teamwork created new fences at Lea Meadows
Click here to see our latest volunteer newsletter, Billhooks & Biscuits, which provides more information about the tasks volunteers undertake on our nature reserves. It also contains the latest work programme.
Some past copies of the newsletter are here:
For more information or if you have any questions click here to look at ‘Your Questions Answered’
To find out more or to request your volunteer application pack, please e-mail Morag at: [email protected] or ring 0116 248 7360
The application pack gives you information about volunteering with the Midweek Group, and includes the volunteer registration form and how to book in for your first 'try out' day.
Here's what some of our current volunteers have to say..........
It can be quite hard work, which saves on gym membership, but enjoyable doing useful work in nice settings with interesting people.
It's great for getting out into the fresh air in some diverse countryside and at the end of the day you leave with a sense of achievement.
I enjoy the sense of working with nature and with the changing seasons, you get a feeling of rhythm through the year with the different tasks.
Below: mowing and raking at Tilton Cutting
Discover how to create paints and dyes from natural materials, then use them with paper and cloth to create pictures and patterns