Volunteer activities fall mainly in the areas of swan feeding and monitoring, helping with care of the swans’ environment, filling and delivering small bags of swan food to sales outlets, the community purchase scheme and fundraising. For a brief video about the work of feeders, see: volunteer feeder activities.

These activities are underpinned by extensive administrative work and a network of local supporters and community partners.

Volunteer vacancies are filled by invitation or are advertised from time to time in our newsletters, on Facebook or with Worcester Community Action, as well as shown here: current volunteer opportunities. People are welcome to offer their services by emailing theswanfoodproject@gmail.com or messaging on Facebook.

New volunteers receive training and are supported by experienced volunteers. The Project aims to foster the ongoing development of volunteers’ skills and knowledge.

Information is shared with volunteers, donors and supporters through Facebook, newsletters, emails, presentations and meetings. Much of the day-to-day activity is carried out by text, email and phone calls.

Volunteers at work raking an area for construction
Volunteers at work in 2018 on the site for the swan food store, which is hosted by Worcestershire County Cricket Club