Volunteer ranger group

The Trust offers a great variety of volunteering opportunities throughout the year – we currently have about 150 volunteers who have been active in one way or another over the past year, getting involved in things like wildlife monitoring, himalayan balsam bashing, assisting with events, providing information to the public, bat box checking, working in the office, bird surveys, tree planting, litter picking – the list goes on!

Cirencester College students clearing reedbed

Conservation volunteers

We run a regular group of conservation volunteers, once a month on a Sunday, between September and June. Have a look at the list of tasks below, and please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more, or just come along to see what we do. All we ask is that volunteers must be over the age of 18 and have a reasonable level of fitness.

Our practical conservation tasks range from coppicing, reedbed management, hedgelaying, surveying and footpath maintenance, and are usually carried out on one of our nature reserves. However, these are just a few of the things we do, and jobs can vary depending on the great British weather!

We tend to work out in most weathers, so it’s advisable to come prepared with waterproofs, sturdy boots or wellies, and the all-important packed lunch.

For more information or to let us know you will be coming along to the next work party, please drop Phillipa Sheldrake, our Head Ranger an email on phillipa.sheldrake@waterpark.org


Volunteer Ranger Work Party dates

More information about the nature of work will be published nearer the time. The dates are as follows:

Sunday 11th September

Sunday 9th October

Sunday 6th November

Sunday 4th December

Sunday 8th January 2017

Sunday 5th February 2017

Sunday 5th March 2017

Sunday 9th April 2017

Sunday 7th May 2017

Sunday 4th June 2017

Gateway Centre volunteers

Other volunteering opportunities

As well as the regular group of volunteer rangers there are currently more than 100 other wonderful volunteers taking part in such diverse activities as checking bat boxes, sending out membership packages, monitoring bird numbers, assessing the condition of footpaths, and giving out information to visitors at the Gateway Centre. Their contribution makes a real difference, and we are extremely grateful to them for all their dedication and enthusiasm.

If you would like to find out about the many volunteering opportunities we can offer, please contact the CWP Trust offices on 01793 752413, or email info@waterpark.org

We would love to hear from you!