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Conservation Volunteers

Sutton Ecology Centre

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Volunteers are required to assist with practical habitat maintenance activities at nature sites around the Borough including Sutton Ecology Centre. The type of work carried out varies depending on the season and is based around general gardening and DIY activities. This could include hedge laying, living willow structures, dead hedging leaf raking, litter picking, maintaining paths and managing woodland, pond and meadow habitats.

Tuesday / Thursday Task Days 10am to about 4pm - various sites subject to programme
Wednesday Task Day 10am to 1pm - Sutton Ecology Centre
Sunday Task Day (Once a month - 3rd Sunday) 10am to 1pm - sites subject to programme

We are happy to discuss opportunities with new volunteers.

Please email biodiversity@sutton.gov.uk to find out more.

Gardening,Practical Work & DIY,Employee & Group Volunteering,Community Work,General & Helping


Interested in the environment Able to take part in varying levels of physical activity. Volunteers are supervised at all times and specific horticultural/environmental knowledge is not needed. Volunteers should be prepared to work outdoors in all seasons and dress appropriately.

The small team provides a warm welcome to people of all ages and backgrounds looking to get involved with gentle conservation / gardening activities. Whether you are looking to volunteer as part of your Duke of Edinburgh's Award or just want to spend a few hours helping out around local nature sites we would love to hear from you.

Further location details may be provided below.

Sutton Ecology Centre, Festival Walk, Carshalton. Various nature sites around the Borough - attendance subject to seasonal programme - please contact to discuss.

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We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, including individuals who may have additional needs. However as we have limited capacity those requiring support may need to make arrangements to be accompanied.

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Covid safe measures are in place, but as work takes place outdoors risks are generally low.

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