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Wildwatch Volunteer - St Nicks



Volunteering opportunity: Wildwatch Volunteer

St Nicks’ Wildwatch group meets once a week, Wednesdays 10-12:30, to log, photograph and track wildlife on St Nicks 24-acre nature reserve. Activities include:
- Undertaking specific monitoring targets agreed with the Wildwatch Group, in your own area of expertise;
- Present regular reports and records to the Wildwatch Group recorder;
- Consult with the Nature Reserve Manager about how the reserve should be managed for wildlife;
- Help contribute to the group’s training programme;
- Help organise or contribute to occasional events such as wildlife walks, bug hunts and moth evenings;
- Contribute to our growing photo archive.

No formal qualifications are necessary, but role requirements include:
- Enthusiasm for wildlife and the environment;
- Some knowledge of one or more plant or animal species, or willingness to learn;
- Friendly and approachable nature;
- Able to get along with people from all backgrounds.
All ages welcome but under 14s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
How to apply: Contact our friendly Volunteer Coordinator to arrange a meeting.

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

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For ages

Minimum age: 11 Years

Opening times

  • 10.00am-12.30pm


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    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? Yes

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    • Activities (Things To Do, Places To Go) / Animals and Wildlife
    • Activities (Things To Do, Places To Go) / Hobbies and Interests
    • Activities (Things To Do, Places To Go) / Outdoors / Conservation
    • Environment / Nature Conservation
    • Jobs And Money / Volunteering opportunities for young people
    • Parks And Open Spaces / Nature Reserve

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    Last updated: 31/7/2017

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