Practical Workdays: Midlands

the major oak in Nottingham (image: David Reed / pixabay)

Spend a day or more helping to manage an area, conserve a species, improve habitats; learn the necessary skills 'on the job' and help make a difference. All events are for one day unless otherwise specified. Also have a look at the Volunteer Opportunities or Voluntary Organisations pages.


Organisations offering practical work days in Midlands: this area covers Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, West Midlands, Hereford & Worcester and Warwickshire.


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Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust

Our volunteers help Birmingham and the Black Country’s wildlife to thrive. We hold regular volunteering sessions helping out with practical conservation tasks on sites across the region, but there’s no pressure to come along every time. You can find out more on this link. Volunteer With Us New | Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust (

Caring for God's Acre

Get involved in practical heritage and wildlife conservation in burial grounds across Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys. Learn new skills like dry-stone walling, scything, haymaking and grassland & hedgerow management. Training, tools, refreshments and travel expenses provided. Weekly task days on Tuesday, Thursday and occasional Wednesdays in beautiful surroundings and good company.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Whether you want to work outdoors or want to gain more experience in our office, volunteering has so many benefits! From the fun you'll have to the friendships you'll make, not to mention finding your hidden talents! Plus, it's great for your health and wellbeing, so why not give it a go?

Harborough Woodland Community Volunteers

Community group passionate about increasing our tree cover from the second lowest in the UK. We focus on Ecoschools, agroforestry, natural flood management, wet woodlands for wildlife, hedges, tree planting without cost in North Northants and Leicestershire.

Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

has an array of opportunities for volunteers to help us in our mission towards creating a Herefordshire richer and more diverse in wildlife. Whether you’re interested in conservation, wildlife monitoring, working with families and young people, re-connecting with nature or retail we’d love to hear from you.

Lincoln Conservation Group

carries out practical nature conservation work in the Lincoln area, helping to sustain the local plant and animal life and having fun at the same time! We provide tools and training. Volunteer days (16 years +) are usually on the first and third Sundays each month.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Volunteering can offer a fantastic opportunity for you to meet new friends, gain skills and experiences, improve your health and wellbeing and importantly make a difference for wildlife. We have a wide variety of opportunities across Nottinghamshire, both outdoors and indoors, across our diverse and wonderful county.

Peak District National Park Authority

has a wide range of volunteering opportunities, including Voluntary Rangers, Scheduled Monument Monitoring, Youth Engagement Volunteer, National Park Centres, Practical Conservation projects and more! Whatever your age and whatever your background, we would love to hear from you.  Check the website or email

RSPB Sandwell Valley

RSPB Sandwell Valley is an urban nature reserve, a wonderful green space in the heart of the West Midlands. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, from bees and newts to lapwings and foxes. Our visitor centre and wildlife garden welcome 24,000 visitors a year. The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

From attending events, having a go at surveying, to exploring volunteering opportunities, there are plenty of ways to get involved with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. We offer so many opportunities to get close to nature all over Staffordshire. So what are you waiting for? Come and get wild with us!

The Heart of England Forest

Our vision is to create and conserve a 30,000 acre Forest for the benefit of the environment, people and wildlife. Our amazing army of volunteers helps us with all aspects of creating and managing the Forest, including tree planting, wildlife surveying and assisting with our education programmes.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Volunteer for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and make a difference! Whether you are in education, retired, unemployed or working, there is something for you. Volunteers are essential in helping us manage our nature reserves, deliver our education programme, survey our reserves and deliver magazines. Contact

West Midlands Butterfly Conservation

Part of national charity Butterfly Conservation, we work across Birmingham and the Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. We manage five reserves and hold regular conservation tasks midweek and at weekends. We also involve volunteers in undertaking recording and survey work. Further details:, email:

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Join a network of 400 like-minded people helping protect Worcestershire's wildlife and countryside. Whether you can spare a few hours or a whole day, volunteering is a rewarding way to make a real difference for wildlife across Worcestershire. Learn new skills, make friends, have fun, make a difference!

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