Volunteering with WMBC
Everyone who works for the West Midland Bird Club in any capacity is a volunteer. The strength
of the Club is built on the partnership between all volunteers working together for our common
cause so whilst some roles are more visible than others all are equally important.
Please refer to the vacancies page for details of any specific roles currently on offer but if there is
nothing there that appeals to you please be aware that there are always opportunities for
members to get involved in our work. Some examples are given below but again if you don’t see
anything that suits you contact either our secretary, chairperson, or deputy chairperson to offer
your services in another capacity.
Roger - firstname.lastname@example.org
Practical conservation work
If you are the sort of person who likes to get stuck in to practical outdoor tasks then this could be
for you. All our reserves have volunteer work parties who maintain and improve the habitat.
Tasks such as maintenance of bird hides and footpaths are also carried out by our volunteers. At
some reserves work parties are organised at weekends, at others midweek sessions take place.
All tools and gloves are provided. Joining one of our work parties is also a great way to meet like
minded members. Simply turn up to any of the advertised sessions or for more information
We are also hoping to form a volunteer task force at our latest venture in Worcestershire at the
Wild Goose Rural Training site at Ball Mill Quarry. For more details on this contact
Not all work at our reserves is physical. Developments such as new hides require administration
tasks to be completed and where formal team meetings take place minutes are taken. Each
reserve also has to produce an annual development plan. If you are interested in getting involved
in this side of things use the same contact details as above to find how you can help. Each
reserve nominates one person to represent the reserve on the Club’s Management Committee.
We currently have branches in Kidderminster, Stafford and Solihull and also have WMBC field
trips which start in Birmingham. Each branch is administered by as many members as is deemed
necessary to achieve its agreed objectives. Such objectives might include bringing together
groups of birders and organising indoor meetings, field trips, research or ringing within the area.
Branch officers and committee members are elected by members of the Club at the annual AGM
of the branch, usually in March. Each branch nominates one person to represent that branch on
the Club’s Management Committee. Members interested in joining any of these committees
should in the first instance speak to the current Branch Chair.
Members are also encouraged to support each branch committee by helping with jobs such as
chairs, refreshments or setting up PA systems.
Our County Recorders
The Club covers for counties each with its own County Recorder. We currently have a full
complement of recorders but if you would like to get involved you could join one of the teams that
help your County Recorder to write their report. To find out more contact: