HALESOWEN residents are invited to volunteer with nature conservation charity Worcestershire Wildlife Trust this year.

The trust's volunteer work parties take place on weekdays and weekends and volunteers can get involved as often as they would like to.

No experience is necessary as training is given, all that is needed is enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in.

The trust is also running a series of taster sessions during January and February at venues across the county to provide an insight into what being a volunteer involves.

People can find out more information here worcswildlifetrust.co.uk/volunteer.

Joe Gillard, volunteer development officer for the trust, said: “We couldn’t do what we do for wildlife without our volunteers.

"Our practical conservation volunteers help to make our nature reserves even better for the wildlife that lives there; with more than 75 nature reserves across Worcestershire, there are opportunities close to home for most people.”

Joe added that 'practical conservation isn't everyone's cup of tea' so there are a raft of other opportunities such as admin support and wildlife gardening advisors to get involved with.