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Bestwood Country Park
Location(s): Outside of Nottingham City
Address where volunteering takes place: Alexandra Lodge Northern Drive Park Road Bestwood Village Nottingham NG6 8UH  

How many places are on offer?

Depends on type of task being carried out. Volunteers MUST make contact well in advance (email preferred) as places will be limited.

Purpose of Role:

Join our band of volunteers carrying out practical conservation tasks on the many wildlife habitats within the 650 acres of Bestwood Country Park.

Role Description:

Bestwood Country Park is a fascinating remnant of Sherwood Forest, set in approx 650 acres with a mixed range of habitats. Notts County Council (NCC) run a conservation task day there on most Thursdays. Tasks have included tree planting, hedgelaying and heathland creation, all carried out in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Sessions offer the ideal opportunity to make friends and learn new skills whilst improving your local environment.

The tasks will cover a range of conservation work with a particular emphasis on conservation management & improving biodiversity

Wear weather-appropriate clothing & footwear (gloves & any tools needed will be provided) & bring a packed lunch & a sense of humour!

For more information about the task days & dates please contact Sue McDonald.

Skills and Qualifications:

No qualifications required, just the enthusiasm to learn.

When required:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this opportunity.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? No
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
Disability restrictions:

Limited due to nature of terrain and type of task

How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?

On the day - induction & task/tools talk given. Any training that is required for the task is given in the morning. Not accredited.

Volunteer Expenses offered? No
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? No

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