Are you looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity for a group of employees getting involved in practical nature conservation?

Look no further - one of our Wildlife Work Days is a great option! Your group can enjoy a new, motivational team-building experience away from the office environment; a day to remember, in which you will learn about and help protect your local wildlife too.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust runs group volunteering work days throughout the year, across our variety of nature reserves. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to take part.

We will provide:

  • Full training
  • Safety equipment
  • On-site briefing before the start of the task
  • Equipment & materials necessary for the task

We ask that companies pay £50 + VAT per head to cover the costs of tools, materials and staff supervision. We can also offer some activities free of charge or with a subsidy if it's part of a funded project (please contact us through the Wildlife Work enquiry form for more details).

Please note that the tasks will take place outdoors and there may be limited or no indoor facilities.

Be part of it

To get involved, please complete our Wildlife Work Day enquiry form, and a member of our team will contact you to discuss options and formally book your task.

What tasks can we get involved in?

Wildlife Work Days vary with the seasons and work that needs doing. Some typical tasks are detailed below:

When Task Group Size Reserves
September - February Woodland management
Tree felling, tree planting or hedge maintenance over the winter months in order to manage our woodland reserves
Up to 12 Prestwick Carr (near Ponteland), Weetslade Country Park (North Tyneside), Whitelee Moor (Carter Bar), East Chevington (Druridge Bay)
June - August Invasive species removal
Ragwort pulling to control the spread through our grassland site, or Himalayan balsalm pulling, a non-native species which out-competes our native wildflowers and leads to erosion on river or stream banks 
Up to 15 Weetslade Country Park (North Tyneside), Fencerhill Woods (Gosforth), Beltingham (Bardon Mill), Annstead Dunes (Seahouses), West Fleetham (Seahouses)
June - September Bracken control
Bruising or cutting bracken to minimise spread
Up to 15 Mill Burn (Elsdon), Whitelee Moor (Carter Bar)
July - October Hay meadow cutting
Cutting and raking hay meadows in order to maintain a diverse array of wildflowers
Up to 15 South Close Field (Riding Mill), Briarwood Banks (Bardon Mill), East Crindledykes (Haydon Bridge)
Throughout the year Litter Pick
Clear the nature reserve from any unsightly litter
Up to 15 Any
Throughout the year Beach cleans
Clear local beaches from unsightly litter.

(Please note there are some dates unsuitable for this task as consideration has to be given to the tide. Please let us know a suitable week or month and we can get back to you with apropriate dates.)

Up to 25 Various