Volunteering in the Wye Valley AONB is a rewarding and valuable way to get directly involved in the work of the Wye Valley AONB unit. We have a range of opportunities currently available.
The Volunteer task force makes a special contribution to the conservation and management of the Wye Valley AONB. Volunteers work on a range of landscape and wildlife conservation tasks, including scrub clearance, tree planting, hedging, stonewalling and improvements to pathways. Conservations tasks are held once a month throughout most of the year. They are an excellent way to learn a new skill, meet new people and become knowledgeable about the AONB and the landscapes and wildlife that make it so special.
New volunteers are always welcome. The current varied group include students, the active retired, career changers and those who work part-time. For more details about the volunteers task force e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see the current task programme click here.
To read more about and see pictures of the group in action and add your experiences click here.
and event ass The AONB runs a programme of guided walks and events throughout the year. We strive to keep this programme fresh and lively and aim to appeal to a broad audience. We are keen to hear from you if you feel you could assist us. Do you have specialist knowledge of the area or wildlife that you would like to share with others, would you like to assist at an event or help promote the AONB at an exhibition, or would you like to assist us in delivering our guided walks programme by fulfilling the role of backmarker? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then we would like to hear from you. Please get in touch to find out current availability of volunteering opportunities. For further information e-mail: email@example.com
The AONB welcomes volunteers who are prepared to offer a block of time to help develop a particular project or assist with research. These opportunities may suit students looking for work experience. Opportunities are promoted in the local press as they arise. Please contact direct for work experience placements. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A partnership between the AONB Unit, Ross-on-Wye Town Council and Natural England have started tree management work on the banks of the Wye where it passes through Ross, to benefit biodiversity and create river views.
If you are 14-18 years old and love exploring the countryside of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean, then the Wye Valley AONB Youth Ranger programme is looking for you! Come along to our Taster Day on September 30th.