Great Fen Summer Volunteer

Location: Ramsey Heights Countryside Centre, 2 Chapel Rd, Ramsey, Ramsey Heights, , Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2RS
This exciting 5 month voluntary placement is a unique opportunity to join the Great Fen restoration team, and is ideal for a recent graduate, someone wishing to begin a career in conservation or someone wanting to benefit from a period of regular volunteering.

Position details

Duration

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Commitment

Any Day

Frequency

Weekly

Contact details

Henry Stanier, Great Fen monitoring & Research Officer, The Countryside Centre, Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire PE26 2RS. Henry.stanier@wildlifebcn.org

Through weekly volunteering, 4 days a week, you will gain knowledge and experience in conservation activities through spring and summer in the Great Fen, one of the most important habitat restoration projects in Europe, diverse in wildlife and wildlife habitats. You will be involved for half of your time in restoration management, including post and rail fencing, stock fencing, boundary clearance, mowing and raking. Also, step, stile, gate, hide & bridge building & signage and way-marking, and half of your time in restoration monitoring, such as surveys for butterflies and dragonflies, aquatic invertebrates, amphibians, bats, water voles, aquatic and terrestrial plants, and helping to carry out fixed-point photography, trail cameras, and drone photography, and associated data collation.