Practical Conservation Volunteer - St Nicks


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Volunteering opportunity:
Practical Conservation Volunteer

The purpose of the role is to help maintain and enhance St Nicks 24-acre nature reserve for the benefit of wildlife and the public. Volunteering activities include:
- To assist with practical conservation tasks including coppicing, scrub clearance, tree planting and habitat maintenance;
- To assist with general site maintenance including path laying, litter picking, graffiti removal;
- To work with other volunteers and staff to manage the site;
- To talk to people visiting St Nicks about the site.

Times of work/volunteering:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-4pm
Volunteers can attend one, two or three days per week. Half day sessions can be arranged.

No qualifications necessary. Skills and experience required for this role:
- Enthusiasm for wildlife, conservation, or the outdoors;
- Friendly and approachable nature;
- Reliable;
- Able to get along with people from all backgrounds.

About St Nicks:
St Nicks is a small charity located in Tang Hall, York encompassing an Environment Centre and a 24-acre nature reserve. Our aim is to help York residents move toward a sustainable future by carrying out a range of projects including: a zero-carbon kerbside recycling collection service, a sustainable education programme, an award-winning volunteer programme and events throughout the year. Our organisation started by transforming a landfill site into a thriving Local Nature Reserve (LNR) which we continue to enhance and develop with the help of our volunteers.

St Nicks’ volunteers carry out a range of tasks, from practical conservation work on the nature reserve to logging wildlife, helping with events to administrative office work. We offer volunteer positions to suit every ability or level or experience.

Contact information

01904 411821


St Nicks Environment Centre, Rawdon Avenue, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3ST

Other information

For ages

Minimum age: 14 Years


    CRB policy

    CRB policy? Yes

    Last updated

    Last updated: 31/7/2017


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