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Conservation Volunteers

The Countryside Team organises a fortnightly volunteer task on alternate Wednesdays.

Volunteers assist the Rangers with activities such as:

  • tree planting
  • tree felling
  • footpath surveys
  • furniture installation

Volunteers need no previous experience and there are lots of things to do during each session. Volunteers can work at their own pace and within their limits. 

We provide all the support and tools you need, as well as tea and biscuits.

Tasks usually start at 10am and end no later than 3.30pm. Volunteers sometimes choose to stay for half a day or arrive after lunch.

Most of the work is carried out on Local Nature Reserves such as Needham Lake. Recently, volunteers have been helping to clear the islands at the lake - thinning trees and clearing some of the dense undergrowth. This has made a real difference to the site and without the support of our volunteers, this would have taken much longer.

If you can spare some time to volunteer you will be making a contribution that benefits both wildlife and site visitors. The practical work is great exercise and being outdoors in a natural setting is good for personal wellbeing.

To find out more about volunteering please email the Countryside and Public Realm Team