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.


Please remember to contact only the organisation or person specified and please mention that you saw the advert with CJS.

Caring for God's Acre

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

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.

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.

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.

The Beaudesert Trust

We have a number of projects throughout the year. Projects include clearing Rhododendrons and burning the wood in our charcoal burner, repairing fences and general parkland clearing projects. We can provide all tools and a free lunch. As a Trust we are hugely grateful for any help we receive.

The Heart of England Forest

The Heart of England Forest is is working to plant tomorrow’s great native woodland.
Our amazing volunteers help us with all aspects of creating and managing the Forest, including tree planting, wildlife surveying and supporting our education programmes.
We are always looking for new volunteers to join in and support our work.

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

is the county's leading local charity working to conserve and restore wildlife and wild places. Volunteers are vital to the success of our work, helping to create a living landscape where people feel more connected to the natural world…join us: good for you, good for wildlife!

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