Will Jones, Wild East Devon Engagement & Participation Officer:

The Bird Hides at our award-winning Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserves need constant TLC and care. By becoming a Hide Caretaker, you "adopt" a hide and take on the responsibility of keeping it looking tidy, fresh and cared-for. This role is great for someone looking for a project and to give some time to a lovely space with a unique responsibility.

Our five hides need regular monitoring to check for cleanliness, up to date information, signs of vandalism and spotting sheets. Hide carers work with the Wild East Devon staff team to spruce up their allocated hide on a regular basis, usually one morning once a week.

Volunteers have the opportunity to develop new practical skills and an understanding of habitat management techniques. No previous experience is necessary, all volunteers are offered first aid training and there are plenty of social events throughout the year. Booking is via the online volunteer portal.

All of the volunteers are offered training including first aid and there are plenty of social events throughout the year.

Please contact the Wild East Devon team for more information, email wild@eastdevon.gov.uk or phone 01395 517557

 

Please note:

During this lockdown there's no volunteering taking place on our sites. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this form here and you will be added to our waiting list.