A LOCAL charity is challenging people to a wild workout as autumn approaches.
Staff at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust are looking for new recruits to join the ranks of their army of volunteers in Redditch and Feckenham.
The wildlife conservation charity, which looks after more than 75 nature reserves across the county, relies on more than 400 individuals to help with their work.
Volunteers are particularly needed at Feckenham Wylde Moor in Feckenham on the first and third Wednesday of the month, and at the nationally recognised site of Ipsley Alders Marsh by Winyates Green in Redditch on the first Sunday of the month.
Volunteers can expect to be involved in brash removal, coppicing trees, mowing and control of invasive species.
The log sales team at Tiddesley Wood, Pershore, are also in need of new volunteers and are holding a taster session for people to find out what’s involved on Sunday, October 14. Places are free but should be booked in advance.
Helen Dorey, volunteer co-ordinator for the Trust, said: “Our volunteers come from all walks of life and all play a key role in our organisation.
“Volunteering offers individuals the chance to get fit, keep healthy, take in plenty of fresh air as well as meet like-minded people.
“You don’t need any prior knowledge or skills – just enthusiasm. So whether you’re looking to gain skills for your CV or are a retiree looking to keep busy, give us a call and have a chat about what opportunities are right for you.”
The Trust has also created a roving group of volunteers which meets twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a third day in the pipeline.
Based at Lower Smite Farm between Droitwich and Worcester it travels the county helping out.
Anyone interested in volunteering in these or other areas should contact Helen on 01905 754919 or firstname.lastname@example.org .