Volunteering Organisations

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


South West: this area covers Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.


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Avon wildlife Trust There are many different opportunities to get involved, indoors and outside, whether you're looking for work experience, a new hobby, or are just keen to do something to help protect wildlife in your local area. volunteer@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/volunteer

Devon Wildlife Trust Devon Wildlife Trust is working to make Devon a Living Landscape in which wildlife on land and in the sea is varied, plentiful and widespread. We work towards this by securing the future of key wildlife sites, promoting the sustainable use of Devon's natural resources and increasing support for wildlife. http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Dorset Countryside Volunteers A charity organising a wide range of weekend tasks throughout Dorset. We help the National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Heritage Coast, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, and more. Full details are on the website alterantively contact by text or answer-phone message on 07923 498760, or email DCVpublicity@gmail.com http://www.dcv.org.uk

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 on the website http://c-js.info/2cCdPB1

Helping Hands for Heritage Helping Hands for Heritage helps to build a thriving, skilled and knowledgeable volunteer task force in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), on the Devon & Cornwall border. With free training events for all to join, plus accreditation to enhance your CV. http://c-js.info/2dCI0es

PEA (Plymouth Environmental Action) A practical conservation group organising a range of tasks in Plymouth and surrounds. These include beach cleans, coppicing, hedgelaying, surveys and invasive species removal to name a few. A minibus pick-up is provided. Full details on our website by email, tel: 07749 818360 Facebook: Plymouth Environmental Action, Twitter PEA_Volunteer plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk http://www.pea-volunteering.co.uk

Plymouth Environmental Action (PEA) We carry out a variety of projects each weekend including: Tree planting Beach cleans Species and habitat surveys Wildlife pond creation Hedgelaying Invasive plant species management (e.g. Rhododendron, Parrotfeather, Himalayan Balsam etc.) Coppicing (a traditional woodland management technique) Dry stone walling plymouthenvironmentalaction@hotmail.co.uk http://www.pea-volunteering.co.uk

The Sharpham Trust An educational charity set in a stunning location near Totnes, Devon, welcomes garden volunteers and conservation volunteers work the Estate. The Trust connects people with nature and foster mindfulness and well-being through our programme of retreats, mindfulness courses, outdoor learning and the arts. http://c-js.co.uk/2gwuYkr

Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Torbay has an outstanding natural environment and heritage that needs special care and attention. We are the stewards of the most important natural places here; nature reserves, country parks, farms, woodlands, cliffs and coastal walks, our aim is to provide a high quality environment where people and wildlife can flourish. info@countryside-trust.org.uk https://www.countryside-trust.org.uk/tcct-get-involved/volunteering-tcct

Trees for Health Trees for Health runs agroforestry project, ‘Discover Forest Foods’, Beeson, near Kingsbridge. Volunteer days, camps, tours & workshops. Learn about growing trees & perennial crops (permanent food growing system) including their uses. Varied tasks: planting, weeding, tree/plant care, scything, pond work, willow work, pruning, composting, mulching etc.Website, email or call: 07765 631877. info@treesforhealth.org http://www.treesforhealth.org