Sawbridgeworth Marsh - Work Party Volunteers

Do you want to make a difference for wildlife in Essex? Work Party volunteers are required to conduct management of Sawbridgeworth Marsh. Lying in the valley of the River Stort these reed beds become alive during summer - with flowering marsh plants, singing Warblers, an abundance of invertebrates and a chance to see one of the UK’s rarest mammals, the Water Vole. Work has been undertaken to open up the numerous ditches, which has allowed Water Voles to successfully establish in them from further up the River Stort.

Work parties meet weekly on a Sunday.  No experience needed as full training will be given. 


Volunteers need a willingness to be outside for an extended period of time, to closely listen to a supervisor and an ability to work safely with other volunteers. 

A good level of fitness is required to be able to work on uneven ground and use hand tools safely.  


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses may be reimbursed, but this must be discussed prior to claiming
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 26/02/2019

End Date: 26/02/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No Yes
Afternoon No No No No No No Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

No minimum commitment but sessions run from 10am-3pm Opportunity takes place at: Sawbridgeworth Marsh Nature Reserve Sawbridgeworth CM21 9HR


This opportunity is available in: Harlow, Uttlesford

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