Overview

Location: Uffmoor Wood, Worcestershire

Time: Regular visits throughout the year

About the Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is one of the UK’s leading conservation charities. We have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites all over the UK.

We believe life’s better with trees. We protect and campaign on behalf of the UK’s woods, plant more trees, and restore ancient woodland, for the benefit of wildlife and people.

 

The role

As one of our volunteer woodland warden – dog ambassadors, you’ll play a key part in our woodland warden team, helping our visitors enjoy Uffmoor Wood in a considerate way.

  • You’ll be fully trained.
  • You’ll get to learn about the wood’s wildlife and we’ll supply you with a set of compelling stories to pass on to people.
  • Car parking available on site.
  • Would suit applicants who live within a 25 minute commute of Uffmoor Wood.

 

Key activities

  • Walk the site on a regular basis (ideally with your dog/s) noting such things as interesting wildlife, maintenance issues, site problems or damaging activities.
  • Represent the Trust in an appropriate manner when on-site and inspire others to support us by referring any visitors to further information.
  • Report any damage, incidents and activities to the site manager via regular reporting arrangements.
  • Please do not confront visitors about problems at the wood – report problems to the site manager.
  • Please do report illegal activity directly to the local police, as well as the site manager, for example, vandalism.
  • Always act in accordance with the risk assessment for the task provided to you.
  • Adherence to our Volunteer Charter, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Familiarity with the principles underpinning the dog advisor role in encouraging considerate behaviour by other dog owners at the site.

Experience required

  • An understanding of the needs of the public and native wildlife.
  • Familiarity with the woods being monitored.
  • Sensible regard for health and safety.
  • Understanding and support of the Woodland Trust's principles of woodland management.
  • Ability and availability to visit the site throughout the year.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public.
  • A reasonable degree of physical fitness.
  • The ability to work within guidelines set by the site manager.
  • A genuine interest in conservation and woodlands.
  • An affinity with and commitment to the aims of the Woodland Trust.

Expenses

Expenses will be reimbursed for return journeys from home. This includes public transport costs or mileage at standard rates for the Woodland Trust. Other expenses may be considered and must be agreed in advance with your volunteer manager.

Apply for this role

Are you interested in this role? Please complete the volunteer application form and return it by email to: 

volunteering@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Or sent it to us by post to:

National Volunteering Team
Woodland Trust
Kempton Way
Grantham
Lincolnshire NG31 6LL