From making new friends, keeping fit
to learning new skills, volunteering is a great opportunity to make a real difference
The Trust is fortunate to have about 40 volunteers who regularly help the Trust in many ways.
Every Thursday, 15-20 volunteers travel from surrounding areas such as Shrewsbury, Wellington and Shifnal. We meet at a variety of sites between 10-3 pm.
A smaller Tuesday group help survey the 26 kilometres of footpaths during the year to ensure they remain accessible to walkers. This enables our contractors and volunteers to makes repairs as required.
Since 2006, much of the access infrastructure in woodlands and meadows around the Ironbridge Gorge, such as paths, steps, and kissing gates have been installed by our volunteers with training by our contractors. During the summer months, you may see us hand scything the meadows or undertaking wildflower identification. In the winter months, hedge-laying and coppicing. The volunteer programme covers a wide variety of tasks with hand tools.
If you are exploring the landscape on a Thursdays or Tuesdays, you may see a group of local people undertaking very valuable conservation tasks to help the Trust manage the wealth of beautiful landscape for public access and wildlife.