Conservation Volunteers (RB)
What's free, fun and great for health, happiness and habitat?
Conservation volunteering with the local Downlands Partnership of course!
The Downlands Partnership, one of the three Surrey countryside partnerships, carries out management work on many glorious countryside sites across NE Surrey (Banstead, Caterham etc) and neighbouring parts of Croydon and Sutton.
The task days are essentially supported by conservation volunteers of all ages that enjoy helping with practical work in the great outdoors, come rain or shine!
There are some great local scrub clearance tasks taking place which are ideal to try if you are new to conservation volunteering.
We would greatly welcome some new volunteers to come and join our happy crew! There is no fixed commitment, you can join in on any of the local dates that you fancy.
We can accommodate and welcome larger corporate, community and school groups by special arrangement. Also voluntary work placements for people interested in a countryside management career.
What skills do I need?
You need to be reasonably fit, and not mind getting dirty & sometimes wet! You can work at your own pace though & take rests as required. Please wear old, comfortable, waterproof clothing & sturdy footwear (steel toe capped boots are best or wellies). Please bring your own gloves if you like. Also please bring a packed lunch & water if staying all day. We provide tea/coffee, biscuits, tools, gloves and all necessary training/guidance. You do not need to set a commitment to volunteer you can join us as often or as little as you like. You need to be reasonably fit, and not mind getting dirty & sometimes wet! You can work at your own pace though & take rests as required.
Some sites are not wheelchair accessible
- Age restrictions
Under 16s must be accompanied
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 08/09/2015
End Date: 31/12/2020
Staines Community Centre (SP)
Lingfield & Dormansland Meals on Wheels (TD)
The Children's Trust (RB)
Cinnamon Trust (VSNS)