Volunteering Organisations

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


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Alderney Wildlife Trust Alderney Island is a slice of something different. With stunning views to enjoy and fascinating wildlife to preserve, there's always something interesting to be done. We work for two afternoons every week, making huge difference to our paradise. Come and give us a hand!reserves@alderneywildlife.org http://www.alderneywildlife.org/volunteer

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 http://c-js.co.uk/2rJzYbm

Cotswold AONB Are you interested in making a difference and helping to conserve and restore your local meadows? If so, the Save Our Magnificent Meadows project in the Cotswolds AONB needs your help! We are looking to recruit volunteers to help with practical conservation, species surveys and events. keeley.spate@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk http://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/

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 • On-site interpretation • Fundraising • Admin and office work. Interested? Email volunteering@earthtrust.org.uk http://www.earthtrust.org.uk/

EcoACTIVE is a small environmental education charity, 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 get out and about in your community, why not volunteer with us? hannahvr@ecoactive.org.uk http://www.ecoactive.org.uk/

Essex Wildlife Trust  has 87 nature reserves and 11 visitor centres in Essex. We have volunteer opportunities across the county to help with education, visitor outreach, work parties, surveying and more. volunteering@essexwt.org.uk http://www.essexwt.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer

Exmoor National Park Authority There are lots of ways you can get involved on Exmoor! From practical conservation to research - leading guided walks to undertaking wildlife surveys. Exmoor National Park Authority offers volunteers access to support and training and the chance to develop skills. See our current volunteer roles online https://c-js.co.uk/2s7QLSB

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 http://www.fongw.org.uk

Gatton Park Looking to gain experience, join a friendly team or give something back, then volunteering with the Gatton Trust is for you! Gatton Park boasts a ‘Capability’ Brown landscape with Edwardian gardens in the Surrey Hills AONB. Roles include park maintenance, gardener, tour guide and events assistant. Contact us via email call 01737 649068 or visit volunteering@gatton-park.org.uk http://www.gattonpark.com

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has been protecting local wildlife and inspiring people to love nature for over 50 years. We couldn’t do it without our volunteers, who are involved with a wide range of roles - indoors as well as out! To find out more, please visit our website http://www.hiwwt.org.uk/current-volunteer-opportunities

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. http://www.hcv.org.uk

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. http://www.harrowncf.org

Kent Wildlife Trust We are the largest conservation organisation in Kent, and we exist to connect people with wildlife and protect our wildlife. We're always looking for volunteers to join our task days, help in our Head Office and at our Visitor Centres. volunteering@kentwildlife.org.uk http://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Lee Valley Regional Park Authority has a fantastic band of supporters who get involved in activities at a range of venues and open spaces within the park. These groups and individuals give up their free time to support the work of the park and undertake a variety of tasks. Contact: Volunteers Team: 01992 709867 volunteers@leevalleypark.org.uk http://www.leevalleypark.org.uk/volunteers

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

Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers The Group was formed in 1985 - over 30 years ago. We undertake practical conservation work around Reigate; coppicing and woodland management, tree planting, wetland and pond conservation, heather restoration. We work with local and parish councils, Surrey Wildlife Trust and local companies. All details are on our website http://www.racv.org.uk

South Downs National Trust Volunteers We have conservation work parties mostly every other Sunday with the occasional Saturday. Tasks include scrub clearance, coppicing, path laying, dry stone walling etc. sdntv@hotmail.com https://southdownsntv.org.uk/

Surrey Countryside Partnerships - The Downlands and Lower Mole Partnerships offer a wide range of practical seasonal conservation volunteering opportunities throughout the year across North and NE Surrey, Croydon and Sutton. Find out more and view the latest task programmes onlineor enquire by email countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/surreycountrysidepartnerships

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. So whether you want to do something  practical, nurture the next generation in nature, have a skill to give please contact us. swtvolunteering@sussexwt.org.uk https://c-js.co.uk/2kkxJox

The Environment Trust is an established provider of nature conservation volunteering in southwest London. We operate in the London boroughs of Richmond, Kingston and Hounslow, and work to improve parks and green spaces for people and wildlife. Visit our website for more details. http://www.environmenttrust.co.uk

The North West Kent Countryside Partnership We cover the boroughs of Sevenoaks, Dartford, Bexley and Gravesend. Our team of volunteers of both sexes and all ages and experience enhance the countryside, school grounds, rivers, meadows and various other habitats. We leave from hall place & Gardens, Bexley, on Wednesdays and Thursdays every week, 9:15-3:30. sara.spellman@kent.gov.uk http://nwkcp.org

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. https://c-js.co.uk/2wBCSla

Vale Wildlife Hospital We need volunteers to help with all aspects of running the centre. Find out more online or by email. info@valewildlife.org.uk http://www.valewildlife.org.uk

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership WCCP manages chalk grassland, wetland and shingle habitats and the award winning Samphire Hoe. We have over 300 volunteer tasks throughout the year, but also have volunteer positions doing livestock lookering, site wardens, office volunteers and guided walk & family activity leaders. Contact Sue Bradford: 01304 241806. http://www.whitecliffscountryside.org.uk