Corporate volunteering at Washington Wetlands Centre

Wave held their second corporate volunteering event of the month on 28th September at the Washington Wetlands Centre supporting the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT).

Washington Wetlands Centre is home to fantastic wildlife including otters, flamingos and cranes. With beautiful outdoor spaces, it attracts visitors who want to enjoy the scenery and wildlife, so keeping the site maintained and habitable is essential.

Raking meadows at Washington Wetlands Centre
Raking meadows

Kickstarting the day

Following a welcome from our HR Director, Jane Austin, the team of over 20 volunteers, made up of people from NEPO, TEC, Durham University, North Tyneside Council and Sunderland City Council, split into groups ready for our activities.

The activities including painting hides, raking the meadows and building a new fenced enclosure so that resident geese had more space.

It was great to see what could be achieved in just one day, meaning that the local wildlife weren’t disturbed for too long.

A positive impact

Our volunteering events are a brilliant opportunity to get together with customers, colleagues and partners while enjoying some time in the outdoors.

North Tyneside Council said they “enjoyed networking opportunities and getting out in the fresh air. The WWT staff are very good and informative” and Sunderland City Council said it was a “great day and well organised.”

Do your bit

We’ve got more fantastic events planned over the coming months, so get in touch if your business would like to join us.

Painting hides at Washington Wetlands Centre
Painting hides