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Voluntary Organisations: South

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South: this area covers Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, London, Essex, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent and Isle of Wight.

   

Don't forget to have a look at the National organisations which will also cover this region.

Organisations and groups which offer volunteer opportunities but might not have any current adverts.

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Belhus Woods Country Park

has over 300 acres in South Essex with a variety of habitats. Volunteer workdays every Thursdays from 9:30am with different tasks, such as coppicing, wildlife gardening and creating habitats. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and safety boots. Parking and hot drinks provided.

tom.heenan@essex.gov.uk c-js.info/2IW1cBD


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Occasional Requirement    Work Days   

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Brighton Permaculture Trust

We are a Sussex Green Charity focusing on Permaculture Education and have weekly opportunities to help out in orchards/our Permaculture plot, courses and with courses and events. For more information please check out our list of current opportunities here:

c-js.co.uk/2W2Awo1


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement   

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CCV

- a group of volunteers who undertake a range of nature conservation tasks every Sunday in various reserves within a 20 mile radius of Chichester area for several organisations including Sussex Wildlife Trust, the National Trust and the Murray Downland Trust. See

www.chichesterconservationvolunteers.org.uk


Types of Volunteering Offered: Work Days   

Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

Join a group with over 50 years experience of access and conservation work in the Cotswolds. There are opportunities to suit a variety of interests from dry stone walling and installing gates to leading a guided walk, patrolling parish paths or working with schools.

For further details go to 

www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/looking-after/volunteering/


Types of Volunteering Offered: Work Days   

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Earth Trust

is an environmental learning charity based in South Oxfordshire. We have volunteering opportunities in: • Conservation and Land Management • Environmental Education • Heritage Skills • Ecological Research • Communications, Publicity and Media • Database management • Fundraising • Admin and Office work. Interested? Email 

volunteering@earthtrust.org.uk www.earthtrust.org.uk/


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Occasional Requirement   

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ecoACTIVE

is an environmental education charity based in London, working with schools and community groups to help people reduce their impact on the environment. If you’re interested in a career in environmental education, or just want to support our sustainability work in the community, why not volunteer with us? 

admin@ecoactive.org.uk www.ecoactive.org.uk/


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement   

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Essex Wildlife Trust

is the County's leading conservation organisation. We have 87 nature reserves and 11 visitor centres and need help from volunteers on most of these sites. We have opportunities to help with work days, educational activities, visitor outreach and surveys across Essex.

KellyO@essexwt.org.uk www.essexwt.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement    Work Days   

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Friends of Northaw Great Wood

Activities include coppicing, shrub clearance, path/glade management, wildlife surveys. Work parties held every Friday and 1st Sunday each month, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Meet in the car park – wear old clothes and sturdy boots. Bring refreshments & gardening gloves (but gloves can be provided). All tools provided.

secretary@fongw.org.uk www.fongw.org.uk


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

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Gatton Park

is a beautiful 'Capability' Brown parkland in Reigate, Surrey. Gatton Trust Volunteers help with all aspects of running the estate from practical work to helping in the office. Get involved and contribute to restoration work, outdoor education or our exciting programme of events. Email or visit the website

volunteering@gatton-park.org.uk gattonpark.com


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Occasional Requirement    Work Days   

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Hampshire Conservation Volunteers

We work at weekends on a wide variety of sites. Spring and summer are for construction of paths, boardwalks, gates and fences, while autumn may include some pond maintenance. Winter tasks include coppicing, hedgelaying and scrub-bashing, usually with a roaring bonfire.

www.hcv.org.uk


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement   

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Hampshire Countryside Service

The Central Countryside Sites Team are looking for volunteers to take part in work days and/or placements throughout the year on a regular weekly basis. You will be supporting the site rangers to help manage a variety of sites and habitats throughout Hampshire between Stockbridge and Petersfield.

centralcountrysidesites@hants.gov.uk www.hants.gov.uk/jobs/volunteering/volunteeringopportunities/ranger


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

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Harrow Nature Conservation Forum

Help with various jobs from the major, such as felling trees to create grassland rides, to jobs as simple as cutting back bramble from paths or picking up litter. All are useful in keeping the reserves attractive to both wildlife and people. You get some gentle exercise in pleasant surroundings.

www.harrowncf.org


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Hazel Hill Wood

Gain experience in various practical woodland management tasks plus wildlife surveys at Volunteer Conservation Days at Hazel Hill Wood, near Salisbury, Wiltshire. Tasks include ride and glade maintenance, caring for planted trees and hedgelaying. Opportunity to take on more responsibility as an Assistant Conservation Volunteer Leader.

adventures@hazelhill.org.uk www.hazelhill.org.uk/volunteer-conservation-days


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

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Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

is a statutory body responsible for managing and developing the 26-mile-long, 10,000-acre linear regional park which serves London, Hertfordshire and Essex. Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has a fantastic band of volunteers who get involved in countryside management activities throughout the park’s open spaces.

volunteers@leevalleypark.org.uk www.visitleevalley.org.uk/volunteers/


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement   

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London Wildlife Trust

Conservation and Events Volunteering.

Great opportunity for experience in the industry.

Kidbrooke Village, London Se3.

Conservation work every Saturday at three local sites arranging from a wildlife reserve - manmade wild park.

Events volunteering will range from planning too running an event.

All equipment is provided.

Contact: Fay Smith: fsmith@wildlondon.org.uk

fsmith@wildlondon.org.uk www.wildlondon.org.uk


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

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New Forest National Park Authority

New Forest National Park Authority - Landscape Partnership Scheme is being led by the New Forest National Park Authority and we are seeking volunteers to help us champion and care for the New Forest. For more information about our 21 projects and many volunteering and training opportunities please contact Richard Austin

volunteering@newforestnpa.gov.uk


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

River Thame Conservation Trust

We’re an environmental charity dedicated to improving the River Thame Catchment for wildlife and we’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to help out with a range of activities including: Riverfly, water quality, wetland birds and non-native plant surveys, and habitat improvement and invasive species control work parties.

hannah@riverthame.org riverthame.org/get-involved/


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

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Surrey Countryside Partnerships -

Our Downlands and Lower Mole Partnerships offer a wide range of practical seasonal conservation volunteering opportunities throughout the year across North and NE Surrey, Croydon, Kingston and Sutton. Find out more and view the latest task info online or by email: 

countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreycountrysidepartnerships


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

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Sussex Wildlife Trust

- volunteer with us and make a difference. Sussex Wildlife Trust aims to help people enjoy, understand and take action to conserve the wildlife and landscape of Sussex. We have volunteering opportunities for people 12 years and above, across the county. So whether you want to do something practical, nurture the next generation in nature, or have a skill to give please contact us.

swtvolunteering@sussexwt.org.uk c-js.co.uk/2kkxJox


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Occasional Requirement    Work Days   

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The Wildlife For All Trust

is a pioneering environmental charity with reserves in the UK and Africa. We have a unique, deeper approach to conservation which consistently produces positive results. We train our staff to be the best they can be. If you want to make a difference, contact us via

wildlifeforall@hotmail.com wildlifeforall.org


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Work Days   

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Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital

Volunteer as a wildlife Rescuer; Ambulance driver; baby mammal Fosterer; or on-site Husbandry with Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital. For driving roles you need your own transport, be 21+, reasonably fit and willing to catch/transport wildlife (full training/equipment provided). Fosterers need to be available throughout the day. See website for full requirements.

c-js.co.uk/2wBCSla


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Occasional Requirement    Work Days   

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Waverley Borough Council

We run practical countryside volunteer sessions in south west Surrey. Tasks include clearing scrub, cutting back paths, removing invasive species, fencing, planting trees and installing benches. Our groups are friendly and welcoming, and you will keep fit, get some fresh air, and meet like-minded people.
For more information go to

parksandcountryside@waverley.gov.uk c-js.info/3zRPW1y


Types of Volunteering Offered: Placements    Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

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White Cliffs Countryside Partnership

Join our volunteers to help manage chalk grassland, wetland and shingle habitats from Dover Districts to Romney Marsh and the award winning Samphire Hoe. We have daily volunteer tasks throughout the year, but also volunteer positions doing livestock lookering, site rangers, office volunteers, wildlife surveys and event helpers. Contact: 

wccp@dover.gov.uk


Types of Volunteering Offered: Occasional Requirement    Work Days    Citizen Science   

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