Young people get free volunteering opportunities in Tamworth

Thursday 4th October 2018

Young people are being given the chance to learn new skills and gain vital work experience by volunteering to work on nature reserves across the Tamworth area at a series of free new sessions.

‘Youth Action’ has been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire Matthew Ellis’s People Power Fund, and is being run by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

The free to attend monthly work parties are being held across nature reserves in Tamworth and offer young people between 14 and 25 the chance to engage in conservation volunteering to learn new skills and gain important work experience.

Nicola Lynes, from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “The sessions are designed to increase confidence in young people and learn about nature conservation, as well as giving them the chance to make new friends too.

“We want to make the sessions as accessible as possible, so transport costs can also be covered too, including bus or train fares or similar.

“They will give young people a chance to learn more about their local environment, and make a difference in their local community.”

The first session was held at Hodge Lane Local Nature Reserve on Sunday 16th September, and despite a small turnout, volunteers made a big difference by clearing bramble away from paths.

The next session is on 27th October and will be held on Kettle Brook Local Nature Reserve. Those attending should meet in the car park on Watling Street at 11am.

For more information about the project contact Nicola at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust on 07971 912071 or email n.lynes@staffs-wildlife.org.uk