Making Hedgehog and Bug Houses

We are aiming to make hedgehog and bug houses for every school possible. We want to create habitats for wildlife that are in need in our ever growing cities whilst educating children that local animals are endangered and need our help.

Wildlife homes will be put in schools so that children can check on the homes and feel responsible for saving British wildlife that are on the endangered list.

You will be required to make hedgehog houses out of wood and stained with protective paint so they will not rot away too quickly outside. This stain/paint must be safe for animals and can be purchased from any hardware shop. The roof should be on an angle and water proofed so again it lasts longer outside. Designs for hedgehog homes are available online but all we are expecting is the most simplest of homes. Unless you feel like making a hedgehog mansion!

Bug house designs are also available online and will be sent to schools to encourage children to go on bug hunts and love nature.

Thank you for your help. 

Skills

Basic woodwork skills and your imagination are needed for this voluntary opportunity. You need to create some new habitats for wildlife that are losing spaces in our ever growing cities.


Details

  • Accessibility
    This opportunity is available to all in their homes or workshops or places they have available to them.
  • Age restrictions
    We welcome people of all ages to help us with creating wildlife habitats.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    Everyone can participator in this opportunity.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    We will pay for materials used.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Always here for advice and questions.
  • Training provided
    Basic woodwork skills and your imagination are needed. There is lots of help available online.
  • Volunteer induction
    This can be available if you should want one.
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description
    As in description.

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