The Birmingham Settlement Nature & Wellbeing Centre is a beautiful urban green space bordering Edgbaston Reservoir, offering opportunities for communities to connect to nature, improve health and wellbeing, learn new skills in the outdoors and an of exemplar sustainable practices.

We have just completed building works on site and we're now ready to get going, opening our gates to the community and realising our bold ambitions for the unique space. 

There are many volunteer opportunities available at the centre, from outdoor nature conservation and site maintenance to gardening and planting, supporting our community projects and helping out in our community cafe at the 'Red Shed'.

Opportunities are tailored to needs depending on skills and experience, even if you've never volunteered outdoors before! Volunteering with us is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and make a positive impact in the community and environment - enhancing and protecting wildlife and native species for future generations.

As well as outdoors opportunities, we're looking for volunteers to lend a few hours a week to support our community cafe - providing a valuable resource for our service users and visitors to the Reservoir and supporting our charity through income generation.  

Interested? Pop in to visit us, come along to one of our Volunteer Open Days for more information, or contact [email protected]

A bit about us - Birmingham Settlement is one of Birmingham's oldest charities and has been supporting our most marginalised communities since 1899. We work to create opportunity and choice – connecting and empowering people through action, activities, and shared learning to build and sustain wellbeing for all.

Our objectives ensure we deliver effective services which respond to the needs of our communities:

- To improve financial resilience for people and communities
- To build wellbeing for individuals and communities
- To develop people’s skills, confidence, and voice
- To build environmental awareness, knowledge, and action
- To build and maintain a sustainable organisation