Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s volunteers do amazing things for wildlife, from surveying wild areas to improve local knowledge to greeting visitors and showing them why Norfolk is such a special place for nature. After many months of necessary hiatus, NWT is thrilled to announce it is able to welcome volunteers back to their roles, starting at three of its biggest nature reserves.
NWT is supported by an incredible 1,400 volunteers a year, giving more than 50,000 hours of their time to help conservation in Norfolk. Although it will take a while to be back up to full capacity, many volunteers in the visitor centres at Cley Marshes, Holme Dunes and Hickling Broad have restarted, following safety assessments. The Trust hopes to soon welcome practical volunteer work parties back to the nature reserves to undertake habitat management.
Volunteers have a varied and stimulating role in helping to run the visitor centres, which includes welcoming visitors, sharing wildlife information and promoting the work of the Trust. Most volunteers help out for one day a week, and full training and on-going support is provided.
Posted on: 16 September 2020