What does the trust do?
We create and conserve roosting, nesting and feeding habitats; provide education; and conduct and support research.
What do volunteers help with?
All sorts! You could get involved in habitat management on one of our three reserves – Sculthorpe Moor in Norfolk, Shapwick Moor in Somerset or Fylingdales Moor in North Yorkshire – or in the wider countryside; build nestboxes; meet and greet in a visitors’ centre; take on admin; assist during school visits; or become a volunteer warden. You could even help to run our famous Urban Peregrine Watch point at Norwich Cathedral – the birds started nesting there in 2012.
How much time do volunteers have to commit?
We are grateful for as much as people can give – whether it’s one morning a month, or five days a week. We also run special volunteer days.
Do I need any qualifications?
No. We provide training, especially if you will be working with machinery or schoolchildren. Training our volunteers is very important to us.
What have your volunteers been up to recently?
The Sculthorpe volunteers (the team is currently 106 strong) have just finished a fantastic aerial boardwalk and hide looking out over the reserve’s reed beds and fens, making it fully accessible to all. Two longstanding volunteers, Eric and Derek, laid the very first board 11 years ago and are both still very much involved.