Feed the Birds

Feed the Birds is tackling social isolation by connecting vulnerable people with local volunteers who visit once a week to feed the birds in their garden.

Connecting with nature can bring numerous health and wellbeing benefits and bird watching is one of the simplest and easiest ways to enjoy wildlife all year round. 

We are working alongside the Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Care and Community Coordinators based in GP practices to identify individuals who may benefit from the project and visiting volunteers.

Volunteers are undertaking compassionate communities training which focuses on communication skills, bereavement, boundaries and confidentiality as well as practical bird feeding tips.  

We have trained 15 volunteers as part of the trial project to undertake weekly visits.

We are seeing some amazing friendships being developed; beneficiaries are gaining improved health, a sense of purpose, memories and really look forward to volunteer visits. 

Please watch the video below to find out more about this project:

 

 

Contact

We are not currently looking for any more volunteers however we are happy to add your name and contact details to our database and let you know when we have capacity. 

For more information please contact:

Diane Monether Volunteer Coordinator dianem@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk or 01743284280.

 

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