VOLUNTEER WITH US

There are voluntary opportunities to suit everyone, whatever your skills, age or experience.

Click on the category below that interests you to find out about how you can help.

RESERVE MANAGEMENT

Laying a path at Cleaver Heath

Butterfly Park Warden

Heathland Management

Hedgelaying

Wildflower Planting

Scything

Join our volunteers

No experience necessary,

full training given

New Ferry Butterfly Park


Volunteers meet to manage the park in the winter (September–April). See the Events Programme for the date of the next workday. If you would like more information, please email Paul Loughnane.

From the beginning of May until the end of August, the park is open to visitors every Sunday afternoon from 2 - 4 p.m. Two wardens are needed in the park during this time. If you can help with wardening any Sunday, please email Linda Higginbottom. The more people on the rota the better! 

 

Cleaver Heath


Alan Irving has had to step down as Reserve Manager due to health problems. Regular work parties will not be held at Cleaver Heath until we can find a new volunteer Reserve Manager. If you are interested in this role, please email us.

 

FUNDRAISING

Apple Day at Eastham Country Park

Help with fundraising

Information and sales stalls

at local events

Children's craft activities

and games

Fundraising Co-ordinator

needed

No experience necessary,

full training given

Wirral Wildlife’s small fundraising team arranges purchase of stock for sale at various events throughout the year. Our presence on these occasions also helps to raise our profile with the general public.


The team raises valuable funds, which go towards safeguarding wildlife and habitats in our area. Extra help is always appreciated, so please get in touch if you would like to help in this way - no sales experience necessary!


Email us for more details

 

RECORDING

 

Recording invertebrates in Clatter Brook

Identify and record plants

and animals

Survey diverse habitats

across the Wirral

Help provide information for fighting planning applications

Become a recorder

Full training available with

our experienced recorders

For many years Wirral Wildlife (a part of Cheshire Wildlife Trust) has had an expert team of volunteers who record plants, birds and invertebrates. We also work with various specialist groups like the Wirral and Cheshire Badger Group and the Wirral Amphibian and Reptile Group.

 

We mainly survey on our seven Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and over 70 Local Wildlife Sites (LWS) in Wirral. We have a rolling programme to do each site once in every 10 years. This was disrupted by Covid in 2020. We also undertake ad hoc surveys at various sites when people ask us for advice e.g. St Bridget's church in West Kirby and Port Sunlight Village Trust.

 

The data we collect is sent to local (rECOrd) and national (Natural England) databases as appropriate. This evidence of species distribution gets used for informing wildlife management, reviewing the impact of potential developments, and monitoring wildlife changes over time. We have just agreed a revised list of LWSs with the Wirral Borough Council Forward Planning team for the Local Plan.

 

Our work covers the whole Wirral peninsula between the River Dee and River Mersey. Most of the work is done by small groups surveying agreed sites during the Spring and Summer each year.

 

Some surveys are arranged so that new volunteers interested in learning about our local flora/fauna can gain some experience with us with a view to becoming regular ‘recorders’. We also provide some one day courses on grasses and wildflower identification and ecology.


Interested? Training is available and new recorders always go out with an experienced person.


Email Ron Warne