Spend a day or more helping to manage an area, conserve a species, improve habitats and learn the necessary skills 'on the job'. All events are for one day unless otherwise specified. Also have a look at the Volunteer Opportunities or Voluntary Organisations pages.
Events happening in East Anglia: this area covers Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Please remember to contact only the organisation or person specified and please mention that you saw the advert with CJS.
Canal & River Trust
Life is better by water - help us look after our wonderful waterways, and inspire others. With roles nationwide from fixing towpaths to moving workboats, helping boats through locks to engaging museum visitors, and cataloguing canal heritage to planning their future, there's bound to be something rewarding for you
Conservation Volunteers Australia
has programs Australia-wide, every week of the year! Join us for tree planting, wildlife recovery, walking tracks, weed control, seed collection etc. Coastal areas, deserts, National Parks, World Heritage areas - we go to the best places!
Whether you are interested as an individual or a business, volunteering is a great way to boost your skills at the same time as making a real difference to communities.
Inland Waterways Association (IWA)
leads campaigns to conserve, maintain and restore Britain’s waterways network. IWA works with various organisations to keep all our waterways alive. There are a huge number of opportunities to get involved with IWA’s work including practical cleanup the canal work parties and committee positions, visit the website for more information.
involves around 2000 volunteers in a wide variety of roles from scientific surveying to enthusing visitors on National Nature Reserves, from education and outreach to practical habitat management. We can also offer corporate volunteering tasks on some of our National Nature Reserves giving employers and their staff the opportunity to try team building with a difference. Contact
Norfolk Wildlife Trust
we are a leading conservation charity with reserves across Norfolk. There are many opportunities for volunteering with us, including: practical conservation, environmental education, working with the public and administration. Ideal opportunities to increase your skills and support our work. See our website for all current volunteer vacancies.
Portal Woodlands Conservation Group
A Martlesham-based group that offers woodland conservation volunteer work one weekend morning per month with free light refreshments, and hosts educational events such as bat walks and moth trapping alongside a Nature Watch (ages 5-11 years) and Nature Explorers (ages 11-18 years) clubs for children.
The British Dragonfly Society (BDS)
is a volunteer-led society with over 1700 members, which aims to promote and support the conservation of dragonflies and their wetland habitats. Visit the website for information of dragonflies and their habitats, as well as volunteer opportunities in outreach, recording and practical habitat management.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)
is a national community volunteering charity whose vision is to create happier, healthier communities. We work with people, communities and partners to deliver practical actions that have an impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.
Waterway Recovery Group
helps restore the derelict canals of England and Wales by volunteering with WRG. Weekend and weeklong volunteering - heritage skills, lock restoration, machine operation and vegetation clearance work. Costs £10 per day includes food & accommodation. More details contact us on 01494 783 453 or go to our website
World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF UK)
is all about helping out on organic farms in return for food, accommodation & knowledge exchange. It’s a great way to meet likeminded souls, reconnect with the earth & learn about farming, animal husbandry & more sustainable ways of living