Volunteer Warden for Two Tree Island

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Volunteer Warden on Two Tree Island.  Volunteers need a willingness to be outside, a keen eye for spotting change and potential problems on the reserves and the ability to be self-motivated. Find out more on our website http://www.essexwt.org.uk/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-warden-two-tree-island.

A volunteer warden is required to regularly monitor and maintain Two Tree Island. Volunteers need a willingness to be outside, a keen eye for spotting change, an appreciation of the importance of keeping records up to date and a strong independent work ethic.

This role is to monitor and maintain Two Tree Island as a Volunteer Warden.  Two Tree Island is a 640 acre Nature Reserve near Leigh on Sea train station.  It supports a wide variety of bird life whilst also being a hub of activity for the local community.

The Warden will need excellent communication skills to liaise with the reserves team (who work remotely to the site) and visitors to the site.  An  appreciation for the importance of paperwork affiliated wtih maintaining a nature reserve is essential.  An understanding of urban nature reserves would be beneficial.  All necessary training and assistance to perform these tasks will be provided.

The warden would be expected to visit and inspect the site on a weekly basis.  There are volunteer work parties that run on the second Sunday of the month and on Wednesday evenings in the summer.  The warden would plan the activities for these in line with the site action plan and ensure all activities were carried out in a safe and appropriate manner conducting risk assesments for all activities.

Essex Wildlife Trust - contact Kelly Osborne 01621 862960 volunteering@essexwt.org.uk


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 handtools safely.


  • Accessibility
  • 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: 01/02/2019

End Date: 01/02/2020

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

Availability Details

Weekly; monthly. Flexible working days. The Warden would be required to inspect the reserve on a weekly basis, in their own time, to check for changes to the reserve. There are also work parties once a month and on a Wednesday afternoon in the summer.


This opportunity is available in: Southend

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