Volunteer With Us

Volunteer for wildlife

Why volunteer with us?

Our volunteers help Birmingham and the Black Country’s wildlife to thrive – without them we wouldn't be able to continue protecting and enhancing nature.

Whether you're a nature novice or an ecology expert, everyone is welcome to get involved!

You can meet like-minded people, make friends, gain new skills from qualified professionals and learn all about our native wildlife. It is a great opportunity to work towards a career in conservation or to play your own part in helping to protect our wildlife.

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What to expect?

With so much to get involved in, we are sure that we have something for you.

You could be spending an afternoon on a wildlife canal safari on our eco-friendly boat, the Poly Roger, removing litter from this precious habitat, or enjoying the breathtaking views of the Rowley Hills whilst managing wildflower meadows. You could even be sheltering in one of our shady woodlands, propagating native flower species as part of our Growing Local Flora project or trying your hand at winter coppicing. 

Our volunteering activities are seasonal and dependent on site, however, there is always something fun to be getting stuck into.

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Where can you volunteer?

  • EcoPark – Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 9HH. Tuesdays, 10.00  14.00.
  • Centre of the Earth - Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7EP. Tuesdays, 13.00 - 15.30.
  • Portway Hill – Rowley Hills, Sandwell, B69 1NH. Every 4th Friday and 2nd Saturday of the month, 10.00 - 15.00.
  • Moseley Bog – Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9JX. Fortnightly Tuesday & Wednesday and every 3rd Sunday of the month, 10.30 - 15.30.
  • Deers Leap Wood – Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 0QG. Fortnightly on a Thursday, 10.30am - 15.00.

Volunteers at Moseley Bog

How to volunteer

  • Firstly, you need to register as a volunteer – once we’ve received your registration we’ll be in touch to have a chat. 
  • Once registered, you can reserve your place at our volunteer days by emailing Volunteer Coordinator Roisin at volunteeringteam@bbcwildlife.org.uk

Register as a volunteer here

For any volunteering enquiries, contact Roisin at volunteeringteam@bbcwildlife.org.uk

Enquiring from a business?

If you are interested in finding out more about our Wild Experience Days, which are tailored to groups from businesses, please contact our Head of Fundraising and Communication, Emma, at fundraising@bbcwildlife.org.uk

 

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Jon Hawkins, Surrey Hills Photography

Useful Information

  • Please confirm with our Volunteer Coordinator before attending your first session so that we have enough tools and equipment for everyone.
  • No previous conservation experience is necessary as we welcome all those who are enthusiastic about wildlife! Full training will be provided.
  • All equipment will be provided by us including tools and personal protective equipment.
  • Please wear suitable clothing for all weather conditions and sturdy footwear. Pack sun-cream and waterproofs!
  • There are toilet facilities at some sites but not all.
  • Expenses can be provided for travel.