If you love wild and unusual spaces, volunteers needed

Do you have the energy and passion to help manage a historical city space for increased wildlife and diversity? A volunteering opportunity has opened up for those who like to get active outside and love unusual wild city spaces.

Additional volunteers with a passion for wildlife conservation and some free time on Saturday afternoons are needed to join the existing volunteer team at the St Clements wildlife haven in central Salisbury.

Tasks will include mowing paths around the site, keeping our pollinators’ bramble patch in check, creating wildflower spaces, and generally taking a sympathetic approach to managing the trees and understory, already present in the space.

The gated churchyard has had a community presence for a number of years, but closed due to the pandemic.

A new team of volunteers, in post since June 2022, has started work preparing the space for visitors once again but need some additional help.

You will suit this voluntary role if you are interested in wildlife and plant interactions, and are happy to get hands-on and involved with carefully managing an untamed piece of land, to encourage and increase diversity.

A wildlife community project was originally proposed by Rebecca Twigg, from Kingdom of Sticks, in 2015.

“The site is utterly charming, with birds and other wildlife enjoying the peaceful sanctuary, but we do need more hands to help us get the site ready for visitors again,” Rebecca said.

“We don’t know when it’ll be ready to open the gate to visitors again, this will depend on the number of new and willing volunteers who can join us. But any updates will be advertised in due course.”

Please contact Rebecca Twigg via for more information about this enjoyable but physical role.

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