Practical Work Days & Conservation Work Tasks

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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 Wales: this area covers all of Wales.

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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!

Denmark Farm Conservation Centre

At Denmark Farm we hold volunteer events throughout the year - building skills, helping maintain varied habitats and rich biodiversity. Tasks vary season by season and include woodland management, wildlife gardening, checking bird & dormouse boxes, maintaining paths & boardwalks - and various other jobs around the 40 acre site. 01570 493358

Ffarm Moelyci

Tregarth, North Wales, has regular volunteer days to help grow fresh produce and sell it in our community shop and cafe. We also support a wildlife group, woodland group (coppicing, Hedgelaying) and volunteering in farming and management. Contact us on 01248 602793 or


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.

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

is the leading wildlife conservation charity in the county. Volunteers are vital to every aspect of our work, which includes regular nature reserve work parties, wildlife surveys, engaging with members of the public and much more.  Visit the website, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.  To find out more about volunteering with MWT please email

Natural England

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

North Wales Wildlife Trust

We are always on the lookout for volunteers to join our regular work days and help out on our reserves. We meet in many different areas throughout the week so there is something for everyone.

Snowdonia Society

is always looking for volunteers to take part in a wide array of activities. From footpath maintenance on Snowdon to clearing invasive species, wildlife gardening to woodland work there is something for everyone! Email for more information.

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