Volunteer with us, get some exercise and help support the wildlife! We hold regular sessions where a friendly group of people meet to carry out maintenance tasks. These are on Monday and Wednesday mornings throughout the year, but we also have occasional working days at the weekends. The most recent was at Burton Brook when we planted over 50 hedge saplings.
Conservation work sessions take place on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30 to 11.30am. The group meets to carry out maintenance work across the 3 sites. Activities include raking grass, weeding, making paths, clearing growth around new trees, laying bark for pathways and pruning of hedges and shrubs and planting. New members are always welcome to either of these sessions. Refreshments are provided and we stop for a 10-minute break after an hour.
If you would like to come to one of these, you can contact Cee on 0116 259 3563, who will be able to provide further information, or through the ‘Contact us’ page on this site. Training (where needed) and information about using the tools and safe working will be provided at the start of each session.
There are also occasional open community working party groups at weekends, we can notify you if you are a supporter and we will publicise them through this website.
More information on how working with nature is good for health, can be found on the website Intelligent Health. Working outdoors in a team is particularly good for improving mental health and relieving chronic stress; evidence shows it is more beneficial to health and wellbeing than working out in a gym.