Our own homes and gardens can offer vital refuge for struggling wildlife. Whether it is window boxes planted for pollinators, ponds and bird boxes, or wildflower mini meadows – these smaller spaces across our villages, towns and cities are all essential to creating a strong, connected Nature Recovery Network. Many people, however, are unsure of how to make the most of where they live for wildlife and would like some advice and support.
As a Wilder Garden Champion, you will work with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to raise the profile of Team Wilder. You will encourage others in your local area to make a change for the benefit of wildlife and people by providing gardening advice and support to people interested in improving their gardens for wildlife.
You must have a good knowledge of wildlife friendly gardening, including plant ID. An enthusiasm and passion for wildlife is essential.
- Diversity and equal opportunities policy
We will be able to accommodate most accessibility requests.
- Age restrictions
- Child Protection
- Complaints Policy
- Confidentially Policy
- DBS check required
All volunteers must have a basic DBS check. The Trust will help you apply for one if you do not have one already.
- Ex Offenders
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
You will be invited to monthly meetings to discuss progress and share thoughts and concerns with the volunteer manager.
- Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
- Suitable for Supported Volunteering
- Suitable for Under 16's
- Suitable for Under 18's
- Training provided
We expect our volunteers to already have wildlife gardening knowledge.
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Vulnerable Adults Policy
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 08/02/2022
End Date: 08/02/2023
This role is flexible and you may do as much or as little volunteering with us as suits your schedules. You can plan your volunteering work around all of your other commitments. We hope that on average, you will be able to volunteer a couple hours a month.
This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.
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