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News - January 2015 - Volunteering at Paxton Pits

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve is an extremely popular destination for anyone who wants to visit the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of work and traffic. The Reserve is managed by Huntingdonshire District Council’s Rangers, who work in close partnership with “The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve” charity. We could not achieve what we do without the 100+ individuals that make up our fantastic volunteer force. There are a diverse range of roles on offer; some volunteers are out in all weathers partaking in practical work, others carry out wildlife surveys, complete site patrols and lots more.

At the heart of the Reserve is the Visitors’ Centre, manned by our Voluntary Wardens who keep the Visitors’ Centre open almost every day of the year, seven days a week. Our busiest time of the year is in spring when our nightingales attract people from across the country, but we always have enough customers to keep the Visitors’ Centre and those in it busy all year round! Currently the team consists of 50 and we are now looking for more volunteers to join this friendly and enthusiastic group, particularly to cover weekends. If you think you can spare a morning or afternoon once a month (or more!) and can answer “Yes” to the following questions then we want to hear from you! –