Get Hands on for Wildlife! Volunteering is a great way to help wildlife whilst keeping fit and making new friends. There's nothing better than working in the great outdoors, especially in some of the most picturesque parts of Surrey.
You can volunteer as little or often as you want. We hold conservation volunteering days every week. These groups help out on our nature reserves to keep these important habitats in peak condition for wildlife.
About Conservation Volunteering Days
Our conservation volunteer days usually run from 10am until 3pm, with regular rest breaks and time for lunch. We'll also keep you topped up with refreshments and biscuits!
All sessions are led by our Reserve Officers or experienced volunteers, so you don't need to be an expert to get involved. Most work is carried out with hand tools and the Trust provides all equipment required. All you'll need are old clothes that are appropriate for the weather, study boots and a packed lunch.
What does it involve?
- Removal of problem plant species such a ragwort or bracken
- Setting up grazing compartments
- Infrastructure maintenance, such as fencing repairs or steps and sign construction
- Managing habitats such as chalk grassland and rare heathland
- Scrub clearance to improve habitats
- Maintaining ponds by removing overgrown vegetation
- Removal of invasive plant species such as rhododendron
To start volunteering please complete our online registration form. You'll then be sent a confirmation email and further guidance to get you started.