Hedge planting volunteers, by L. Outing
Come and make friends, learn new skills, gain experience in the environmental sector and have fun! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at St Nicks to suit everyone including:
Practical Nature Conservation: Help out on St Nicks nature reserve and other St Nicks managed sites and habitats across the city. Tasks can include a range of habitat management methods such as mowing grasslands, tree work, invasive species control and managing wetland habitats including rivers, ponds and scrapes. We also work to create new, and restore existing, sites for nature through techniques including seed sowing and planting, thinning and coppicing woodlands and reprofiling river channels. Current nature conservation volunteering projects are as follows:
- Better Becks and Reconnecting Communities: Help out with the management of the becks and their connecting habitats along Tang Hall and Osbaldwick Becks. Sessions run every Monday from 9:30am-12:30pm, and Fridays from 10am-1pm. Contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07912432826, to find out more and sign up
- Hull Road Park Beck Restoration Project: Help us restore the natural feature of Osbaldwick Beck through Hull Road Park as part of this exciting river restoration project. Sessions are currently taking place on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month between 2-4pm. Contact Jonathan at email@example.com, or 07912432823
- St Nicks Local Nature Reserve: Help with the management and maintenance of the former landfill site turned 24 acre local nature reserve. Sessions run every Tuesday from 9:30am-12:30pm. Contact Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07912432823
- Fulford Ings Corridor: As part of St Nicks’ Green Corridors York project help with the management and restoration of Millennium Fields and connected sites along the Fulford Ings Corridor. Sessions run every Monday from 9:30am-12:30pm. Contact Nicola at email@example.com, or 07708834817
- Student Action Volunteering: These sessions are designed for university students who would like to help with wildlife surveying and gain practical conservation experience. Activities take place Wednesdays during term time, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Contact Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07912432823
- Eco Active days: Join us for weekend volunteering sessions held across the range of sites we manage. Have a look on our Events page to find out when the next one will be held and what the task will be.
Ecological Surveying and Monitoring: We conduct a range of species and habitat surveying and monitoring work to inform and monitor the practical nature conservation work. Contact our Ecology Officer Maria at email@example.com, or 07912432826, to find out more and get involved :
So, with whatever time or experience you have, why not get in touch?