Consoc is a student-run group that works together with local and national organisations in order to conserve our local green spaces. We visit Sites of Special Scientific Interest, nature reserves, parks and woodland. We adopt a hands-on approach for the betterment of the local environment and provide our members with an opportunity to gain valuable volunteer experience. We organise one-off trips to new sites as well as frequently revisiting ongoing projects - seeing the difference our work is making is very rewarding.
About your role
We do conservation work every Wednesday at various sites around Nottingham. We try to vary what task we do each week for a good variety. For example, tasks that have been done in the past include making footpaths, building bird boxes and clearning back weeds. For anyone who wishes to join us for a session, we meet at 1:15pm every Wednesday at the wall by the outside entrance to Mooch/The Den. Look out for people in boots/wellies!
Besides our weekly practical sessions, we also hold events at weekends such as bird walks and nature food trails, and run a variety of socials from cafe meets to film nights. Several weekends away are also held throughout the year, to locations such as the Peak District where we work in the hills with the Park Rangers.
ConSoc have also set up a new Youth Project to teach conservation skills in local youth groups, a great activity to get involved in if you are interested in conservation and working with children.
As often as you want - Go along to one session or go every Wednesday!
How to find us
Con Soc meet outside Mooch on University Park Campus, on East Drive opposite the lake
1) Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button to contact the SVC for more details
2) We will send you the link to join the Conservation Society online
3) ConSoc will send you regular updates about their upcoming volunteering sessions and activities. You can also just turn up on Wednesday afternoons if you meet them outside Mooch at 1.15pm
Make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear for being outdoors. There is a membership cost for societies to be paid when you sign up online.