We want the UK’s uplands to be places where nature thrives. Places where people can live, work and relax in harmony with nature not in conflict with it. If you share our vision, how can you best help us deliver it? Here you can find out how to get involved. Absolutely everyone can contribute, whatever their background, skills or the time they can allocate. The main ways of supporting our work are:
- setting up and running a Hen Harrier Day
- joining in with, or supporting a Hen Harrier Day
- supporting our charity, Hen Harrier Action, as a volunteer or trustee
- joining in with any of our community engagement activities
Run a Hen Harrier Day
Our programme of community-based local Hen Harrier Days will resume in 2022, and we want it to be bigger and more varied and diverse than ever. We'd like everyone in the UK to be able easily to reach one of our fun, family-friendly community events. We want these events to come in even more shapes and sizes. Large or small, indoors or outdoors, talks, walks, gigs, stalls in the high street, you can decide. If you would like to contribute in this way, please look here. You'll find out more about what's involved and all the great support we can offer.
Join an event
Hen Harrier Days are family and community events and, even if you are not thinking of running one yourself, there are many other ways to join in. For example, you might be a local artist or business looking for opportunities to show your work, or you may for example represent a local bird or walking group looking for new members. And of course many events, especially larger ones, need volunteers to help make the whole thing go smoothly. To find out more, click here.
Volunteer for Hen Harrier Action
Hen Harrier Action depends entirely on its volunteers; we are all volunteers! We're a new charity and looking to expand the team: the more people able to contribute the more we can do. We are looking for skills and contributions across all aspects of our expanding work: there's no real 'shopping list' but in particular we are looking for people who can help with our communications and with our inclusion and community engagement. You can read more about volunteering here. Should you be interested in becoming a trustee of the charity, you can find out more about what's involved here.
Unable to support any 'on the ground' events in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, we moved online and learned much from it. Hen Harrier Day Online in 2020 enabled us engage a wide range of people and communities. Over 500 children entered our Young Wild Writer Competition and we had songs, poems and art from across the UK. In 2021 we introduced Skydancer Day in May and mounted a further Hen Harrier Day Online in August. This gives us a great platform on which to continue to build our community engagment programme in 2022. For the moment, this is a call out if you would like to help organise a strand of this work. You might be a community artist or musician for example, or working with young people. If you have an idea for a project or feel you could help deliver one, we'd love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org