Volunteers

Join a fantastic team.

Every year, the hundreds of people who join us at the Kingswood Trust play a huge part in our success.

It’s the enthusiasm, commitment and wide ranging skills of our team of volunteers that helps to make Kingswood Trust so amazing.

Whether you want to work indoors or out, support our visitors or just get up close to nature, we have something exciting waiting for you.

Our very special relationship with our volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, means that we support them in every way we can, celebrating their work and helping them make positive contributions.

 

Join us and volunteer for some …. 

Fresh air, friendship, fun and work on the wild side.

Meet new people, work in this wonderful place and be reassured that you really are making a difference.

In return, benefit from tailored support and training and take part in work that is interesting, varied and rewarding. Enjoy learning something new or share your knowledge and skills with others.

See the value and positive impact of your efforts on children’s learning outside the classroom, the wider community and the natural environment.

You will meet people who share your interest and gain a wide support group. Volunteering can increase self-confidence, self-esteem and even develop a more positive outlook on life. The more you feel good about yourself, the more positive your perspective will be on your dreams, goals, and even life in general. Volunteering allows you to be constantly going about, keeps you busy and highly active. Research has shown that, compared to those who choose not to, volunteers have a lower mortality rate.

Those who want to enter a new career can use volunteering to enable them to gain experience in the field and develop teamwork. For those thinking about changing their career volunteering enables you to try out a new field without having to make it a long term commitment. If you change your mind, you can simply stop and still be able to use the experience as part of your CV.

‘All the volunteers are so passionate about their work here.. I wish I’d become part of the team ages ago.’ Luke Tellis-James, volunteer for technical and ICT skills

 “We value the work of all our volunteers; they enhance our wild places and provide so much ‘added value’ to the development of our charity and its wonderful opportunities.” Rachel Wells

 Our volunteers participate on an individual basis, through corporate activities, via university, college and school work placements and as part of our community group volunteering programme. We have a constituted “friends group” and our board of trustees are all volunteers.
There is something here for everyone, so volunteers can choose something that suits them, including:

Creating and maintaining natural habitats -working outdoors to help maintain the woodland, orchard, pond areas and habitats for wildlife.

Gardening, planting and harvesting vegetables – learn about gardening skills, the natural environment and gather the rewards at the end of the growing season.                                                                                                                                                                             
Care for our animals –
managing and looking after the resident pets (which include ducks, chickens, rabbits, sheep, tortoises and guinea pigs).                                                                                                                                                                                              
Support site maintenance –
maintaining outdoor furniture and resources, cleaning and maintaining tools and repair and maintenance activities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Help with administrative tasks –
financial planning, office management and executive support.                                                                                                                                     
Professional skills in a more office based environment –
delivering some important aspect of customer service and help in organisational planning.                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Technical and ICT skills –
helping with systems management, the development of the website and databases.                                                                                                                                          
Promote and organise events –
marketing activities to attract people and develop community links, help in running the different events throughout the year from Easter egg hunts to our twilight pumpkin parade.                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Carry out research and environmental and wildlife surveys –
join our experts and learn about Kingswood Trust as a rich home to wild plants, birds and animals.

Our volunteers come to us on an individual basis, from corporate activities, university, college and school work placements through to community group volunteering.

Specific volunteering projects empower people with a learning disability to learn new practical/work-related skills, increase knowledge and gain confidence and self-esteem. Through participating in outdoor, physical activities and connecting with the natural environment, beneficiaries will benefit from both improved physical and mental health.
Find out more or contact us

Kingswood Trust

Holyhead Road

Kingswood

Wolverhampton

WV7 3AP

Or, telephone us: 01902 558132

Fax 01902 558133

Email: kingswood@wolverhampton.gov.uk