We and our partner organisations rely on volunteers to help us care for the outstanding Chilterns landscape.
If you are concerned about climate change and loss of species in the Chilterns, have a passion for wildlife and conservation and would like to help but aren’t sure where to start – you’ve come to 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.
Use the filters below to browse and find the perfect organisation for you, then follow the links to get in touch.
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Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Whatever skills and time you have, there’s an opportunity nearby for you to volunteer with BBOWT.
Booker Common & Woods Protection Society
The Society was set up to help conserve and protect the rural environment of Booker and the surrounding area.
Chess Smarter Water Catchment Initiative
Citizen scientists can help us assess the current condition of the River Chess chalk stream and the surrounding catchment.
Chilterns Chalk Streams Project
There are lots of ways to help your local chalk stream. Contact us to find out more.
Volunteers like you are at the very heart of the Chiltern Society and have been for almost 60 years.
Anyone in the Chilterns, who has become an expert in their field, champions local wildlife, gives back to their community…
CPRE is the Countryside charity for Buckinghamshire, passionate about making the countryside a better place for everyone to live, work…
Downley Common Preservation Society
Located on the outskirts of High Wycombe in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, the Common forms the most part…
Friends of Priestfield Arboretum
Help us weed, build bonfires, pull brambles, mow, lop, and saw in beautiful scenery and good company for a couple…
Friends of Studham Common
Our aim is to conserve, improve and promote the Common as a haven for wildlife and a place to be…
Natural England’s volunteers come from many backgrounds and get involved in a wide variety of tasks – from scientific surveying…
Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre
We occasionally have opportunities for volunteers to help us to collect and manage environmental data, either in the field or…
The Conservation Volunteers
We run volunteering day projects all around Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas – please contact us to find out if…
The Oxfordshire Woodland Group
The Oxfordshire Woodland group organises visits & practical conservation work, encouraging volunteers to learn about woodlands and timber and its…
CCB Volunteer Administrative Assistant
There’s always plenty of things happening at the Chilterns Conservation Board. As well as our day-to-day work in landscape and…
Urban Habitats Conservation Group
Conservation and restoration of Hicks Farm Wood Most of our restoration and conservation activities are dependent on the season, and…
Watlington Environment Group
This proactive group organises walks, visits & practical conservation work, encouraging to learn about and care for the environment around…
The benefits of volunteering
- 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
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