Midweek volunteer group

The midweek volunteer group is run by our Reserves Officer, Andy Neilson, 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

**September 2019 Please note all of our outdoor volunteer groups are currently operating at full capacity and are not recruiting new volunteers at this time**

Below: Our Wednesday team at Ulverscroft Nature Reserve 

Useful information

  • You are assured of a warm welcome from staff and fellow volunteers
  • Days start on the reserve between 9.30am and 10.00am (see work programme for exact times) and finish around 3.00pm.
  • Tools, gloves and training are provided.  No previous experience is necessary.
  • Wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty and boots with a good grip, and it's always best to have waterproofs with you. .
  • Bring a packed lunch, and we will provide those hard-earned teas, coffees and biscuits for elevenses and lunch!
  • For more information about the nature reserves please see the Nature Reserve section 
  • Volunteers must be aged 18 or over. Vulnerable adults may only attend if accompanied by a responsible adult; please contact Andy on the details below for more information.
  • Please make sure your tetanus booster is up to date.

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. 

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 Andy at: aneilson@lrwt.org.uk  or ring 0116 248 7360

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