Volunteering

All volunteer activity is suspended during the coronavirus lock-down restrictions

We have regular volunteer work parties at four Rugby sites:

Ashlawn Cutting

Cock Robin Wood

Newbold Quarry (summer months excluded)

Swift Valley Nature Reserve

Please see our Work Parties page for dates/times and venues. The main car park for each site is the usual meeting point. There can be exceptions for Ashlawn Cutting, as we try to meet close to where the work takes place. There are three additional access points that we use along the cutting. Volunteers for Ashlawn will be advised of the meeting location via email for each session.

The sites are managed for wildlife by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) on behalf of Rugby Borough Council. All of our Rugby sites have a regular volunteer work party schedule. The work parties are normally led by the designated work party leader for each site. Other volunteers are also trained as work party leaders to be able to cover for absences.

Our volunteer work is mostly physical but not too demanding. The necessary tools are provided. We do not expect volunteers to do more than they are comfortable with. Training and support are given where appropriate.

There is also the opportunity to run surveys on our sites, to record what is found there.

If you want to volunteer at one or more of the sites, you first need to be
registered with WWT. This does not require you to be a paying member of the Trust. The easiest way to start is by filling in the contact form.  Please state your reserves of interest in the comments box so that the Trust can then connect you to the appropriate work party leader.