Current volunteering opportunities

Volunteering with the Wychwood Project is a great way to pick up skills, make friends and feel part of an enthusiastic team, indoors, outdoors, at events...there is something for everyone. Scroll down for details of our special interest groups and regular monthly work-parties, every first Saturday and every third Thursday.

 

Wychwood Project work parties

A group of volunteers in woodland.No experience is necessary for any of the tasks (full training and instruction is part of the day) but you should wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work including stout boots and gloves; tools are provided but you can bring your own (hand tools only); activities usually take place with 'behind the hedge' loo facilities only!

Come and get some exercise and fresh air, meet some friendly fellow volunteers - and help the Wychwood Project!

  • activities run from 9.30am to 3pm unless otherwise stated
  • there is normally no need to book (the listing will say if booking is required); but do check our facebook page before setting out in case of any last minute changes due to weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control
  • you don't need to stay for the whole session if you don't have time (or energy!)

Thursday 19 April. Woodstock water meadows

Habitat restoration: helping to keep the ditches clear of debris. Meet at the garages at the foot of Brook Hill (by the A44) 

Saturday 12 May Wigwell Nature Reserve, Charlbury

Habitat restoration / site maintenance. Meet at the entrance to the reserve, next to the Scout Hut on Nine Acres Lane, OX7 3QZ

Thursday 17 May & Saturday 2 June Foxburrow Wood

Fruit tree pruning. Meet in the car park at the entrance to the wood, Foxburrow Lane, OX29 9UN

Thursday 21 June & Saturday 7 July Woodstock water meadows. 

Hand pulling the invasive, non-native, Himalayan Balsam. Meet at the garahes at the foot of Brook Hill (by the A44) 

Dry Stone Walling

Weather permitting we meet every Monday and Tuesday, starting on site around 9.30am and finishing around 3pm. You are welcome to join any day and stay as long as you wish. All tools and training needed are provided, but bring your own gloves and refreshments. The work is often away from any shelter so be prepared for all weathers as we get into autumn. If you decide the drystone waller's life is for you and you join us regularly you will need steel toe cap boots....

More information: email the office: info@wychwoodproject.org.uk

Wychwood Flora Group

In 2013 the Cotswolds Rare Plants Group (CRPG) was renamed the Wychwood Flora Group when it came under the umbrella of the Wychwood Project. When the CPRG was formed in March 1995 by a small group of keen botanists and conservationists their aim was to gather information about the rare plants of West Oxfordshire and to use this information to manage their sites to ensure their survival. By 2012 they were finding it difficult to continue as the number of active members had fallen and virtually all their subscriptions were going to pay for insurance. By becoming one of the interest groups with the support of the Wychwood Project these problems were overcome and the group is now thriving. Monitoring rare plants is still the main activity of the group but members also carry out botanical surveys, go out into the countryside to record wild flowers for the forthcoming BSBI Atlas 2020 and have become involved with the Suck Seed and Sow Project, which is being run by the Wychwood Project. The Flora Group is always keen to welcome new members, more information: info@wychwoodproject.org.uk

Paid employment

There are no current vacancies for paid employment at the Wychwood Project.