Volunteer open day at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

PUBLISHED: 10:02 08 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:02 08 February 2017

Breathtaking images of a murmuration of starlings over Wicken Fen in 2016. PHOTO: Michael Hoare.

Breathtaking images of a murmuration of starlings over Wicken Fen in 2016. PHOTO: Michael Hoare.


Wicken Fen, the National Trust’s historic nature reserve, near Ely, is holding a volunteer open day on Saturday February 18.

The roles available include visitor centre assistants, family discovery guides, cycle hire and boat trip assistants, campsite checker, business support, marketing, Fen cottage guides, to gardening.

Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of one day a week. Full training is given and travel expenses are reimbursed.

During 2016, more than 100 regular volunteers at Wicken Fen volunteered for a total of 9,700 hours.

“As a conservation charity we rely on our dedicated team of volunteers in order to run all the activities we undertake at the Fen,” said Isabel Sedgwick, Wicken Fen acting general manager.

“It’s a great way to make use of your skills or learn new ones, whilst helping to support our vital conservation work.”

The volunteer open day, which runs from 10.30am until 3.30pm, will offer a chance to chat to staff and volunteers.

For more information, or to confirm attendance, contact the Visitor Centre on 01353 720274 or e-mail wickenfen@nationaltrust.org.uk or just turn up on the day.

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