Norton Common benefits from a very active volunteer group, the Friends of Norton Common, who work to preserve the precious habitat of the Common as well as carrying out wildlife surveys.
Opportunities available include conservation volunteering, wildlife surveys and working with the steering committee to help new projects come to life, improving the common for all.
How old do I have to be?
- Age of unaccompanied volunteers – 18
- Younger volunteers very much welcome when accompanied by an adult.
What opportunities are available?
- Working parties on Thursday mornings 9.30am until 12.30pm
- Survey work – this is specific and in some cases completed individually
- Currently you can take bat in the bat surveys.
- If you have a specific interest then you may be able to help setup/run a new survey – get in touch to discuss your idea.
- Participate in the organization, planning and management of the Common – they are welcoming thoughts and ideas from young people to their steering committee.
- You can do this in several ways: direct feedback, running a young committee and passing ideas/thoughts to the main committee, a seat on the main committee
- Attend the Open meeting/AGM on Monday 13 September at 7.30pm in the Bowling Green Clubhouse (Bowling Green car park off Icknield Way).
- Forest School (small charge)
Who do I contact?
For Forest School: Tanya
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Please note, if volunteers have not been vaccinated then they would generally ask that you consider regular tests.