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Volunteering

 

  • Are you concerned about climate change and the loss of species in the Chiltern habitats?

  • Do you have a passion for wildlife and conservation?

  • Do you want to do something to help but are not sure where to start?

 

If you answered yes to any of the above then you're in the right place... There are so many environmental organisations and community groups in the Chilterns that need volunteers, and the range of opportunities is wider than you might think.

 

 

 

If you’re practical and like to get your hands dirty, there are lots of regular volunteer work parties across the area with tasks ranging from scrub and path clearance to tree planting and stream management

 

If you like identifying and monitoring wildlife, there are groups looking for wildlife recorders

 

 

Perhaps, you enjoy walking...then maybe you could combine a walk with inspecting the state of a footpath or the signage of a promoted route, or checking on the sheep grazing a nature reserve

Even if you prefer not to work outdoors, many organisations have office-based volunteering opportunities. 

 

Whether you live in or near the Chilterns, there’s an organisation near you with opportunities for you to get involved. To start your volunteering journey complete the form below and we'll put you in touch with your local group. 

 

VOLUNTEERING PROVIDES MANY PERSONAL BENEFITS TOO...

 

  • Increases self confidence
  • Improves mental wellbeing
  • Makes you happy 
  • Helps you to make new friends
  • Provides you with a sense of purpose 
  • Inspires communities and others

 

 

COVID update:

Please note that most organisations have put their practical conservation volunteering on hold for the moment due to National Restrictions, though this is a rapidly changing scene. But there are many other opportunities that you can do from home to help the conservation effort until such time as restrictions are lifted. 

If you are interested in helping us in a home-based capacity - for example writing blogs, updating social media or taking photographs - please contact Vicki on vpearce@chilternsaonb.org 

 

 

 

 

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