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 the South West: this area covers Avon, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall.
Please remember to contact only the organisation or person specified and please mention that you saw the advert with CJS.
Avon Wildlife Trust
Practical Volunteering, Event Volunteering and Placements at Avon Wildlife Trust and Feed Bristol Please visit the Avon Wildlife Trust website to find out more -
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.
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!
Cornwall AONB - Wheal Buzzy
Cornwall AONB's Wheal Buzzy project, is all about solitary bees, conserving, increasing habitat and engagement. We will be running a number of volunteer habitat management opportunities throughout the County, the first of which is Saturday 16th February 10am - 2pm at St Ives Community Orchard.
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.
Dorset Wildlife Trust
offers a huge range of volunteering opportunities: office work, practical conservation, wildlife surveys, we have a volunteering opportunity for everyone. Volunteering for Dorset Wildlife Trust is an enjoyable and satisfying way of helping Dorset's wildlife.
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
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
PEA (Plymouth Environmental Action)
A practical conservation group organising a range of tasks in Plymouth and surrounds. These include beach cleans, coppicing, hedgelaying, and species surveys to name a few. A minibus pick-up is provided from Plymouth city centre. Full details on our website Facebook: Plymouth Environmental Action, Twitter PEA_Volunteer
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.
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.
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.
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