How to book & what to bring
How to book
Simply take a look at the dates listed in the events calendar and if you want to come along to one of them, email us with your name and which date you want to come. Look at the location information to plan your route.
How to get to tasks
Directions to work sites are given in the listing about each event. Volunteers are generally expected to make their own way to the site, but if you need a lift please contact us and we’ll try and arrange for another volunteer to pick you up – we can’t guarantee this however.
What to bring
Please bring a packed lunch and a water bottle – hot drinks and biscuits are always provided. Wear suitable old, tough clothes and good boots. On some sites wellies are advisable, all year-round! All tools and instructions are provided – you don’t need prior experience.
Accessibility and health considerations
By their nature, most of the wildlife sites NCV works on have uneven, sometimes boggy, sometimes steep terrain, and sometimes there are stiles to negotiate to reach the work sites. We will do all we can to accommodate volunteers’ access needs, but if you have limited mobility please enquire about the site before you book.
On the day, please inform the group leader if you have a medical condition of which they should be aware. Many sites have ticks, and you are advised to wear insect repellent in the warmer months of the year to reduce the risk of picking them up.
Insurance and data
The group carries its own insurance, each task has a trained leader, and first aiders will be present.
There is no need to register with us but your details will be kept on our database in accordance with the Data Protection Act. We will send you the occasional email about the NCV group which you can unsubscribe to at any time. This information will not be used for any other purpose or passed on to any third parties.