Conservation Volunteering

Wildside Activity Center

 

Area’s support can be offered

Sandwell   Dudley   Wolverhampton   Central   Walsall

 

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Where is it?

Hordern Road, Whitmore Reans WV6 0HA

 

Duration?

4 hours Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Overview of Support offered

We can offer Volunteering experience. Working as part of a small team, potential volunteers can improve skills in conservation, gardening, working as part of a team, using tools, learning about wildlife and generally doing something to help the local area. We work outside in the local environment and we also have our own fully equipped workshop. Our volunteers work alongside trained staff who actively encourage them to learn new skills. Our volunteers could be doing anything from building ponds at local schools to clearing streams, or taking part in projects to survey the local wildlife around the canal. Health and Safety is addressed including working outside and around canals.

If a volunteer can complete an 8 week placement, Wildside is more than happy to write a reference.

 

Is this activity linked to;

Increasing confidence   Increasing motivation   Increasing Optimism   Improving employability

 

Where does this support fit into my journey?

Engagement   This is me   I’m up for it   I’m ready   I’m on my way

 

Session type

Individual   Group
Minimum No.   Maximum No.

 

what equipment should I bring

Waterproof clothing if weather is poor. All tools and PPE provided. Work boots and work trousers are a benefit but not essential.

 

Outcomes expected

Volunteering improves the chances of getting a job. It also gives each volunteer the chance to work with
others, learn to follow instructions and develop practical skills that they did not know they were capable
of. Volunteers tell us that their mental health and peace of mind improves and we know from feedback that
our volunteering carries the “happiness” factor – that of helping others and of working in the open air and
in touch with the natural world.