Work Parties


Work Parties

Volunteer work party - Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Come and join one of our work parties for a wildlife work-out. It’s a good way to get some fresh air, keep fit and make a huge difference for local wildlife, helping us in our work to build and maintain a nature recovery network.

Work parties take place on many of our nature reserves, as well as other sites across the three counties. They are a great way to get hands-on to help wildlife in your local area, and help us to achieve a #WilderFuture where nature and people can thrive.

Generally no skills are needed as training and tools are provided. You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring something to eat and drink. Please contact the task leader of the work party you are interested in before attending, as they can provide you with directions and other details.

The first work parties listed for each county are run regularly by Trust staff and usually have capacity for new volunteers. The smaller, reserve-based work parties are more informal and infrequent.

Check out the list below for what is happening near you and for who to contact.


Bedfordshire Mid-Week Volunteers At reserves across the county, every Tuesday, contact Reserves Manager Andy Fleckney on 01234 364213 or

North Chilterns Chalk (South Bedfordshire) various days, mid-week and weekends, contact Reserves Officer Esther Clarke on 01525 874317 Details in the leaflet at the bottom of this page.

Cooper's Hill, occasional Sundays, contact Reserves Manager Andy Fleckney on 01234 364213

Felmersham Gravel Pits, occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Dick Allston on 01234 782280

Flitwick Moor, occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Colin Carpenter on 01525 716371

Marston Thrift, occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Angela Bucknall on 01234 750421

Pegsdon Hills, second Sunday of the month, October to March, contact Voluntary Warden Ken Winder on 01462 850719


Cambridge Midweek conservation group, every Wednesday, contact Community Wildlife Officer Iain Webb on 01954 713531 or 
Details in the leaflet at the bottom of this page.

Trumpington Meadows Conservation group meets every other Wednesday 10am to 3pm. Contact the rangers for more information on

Grafham Water Nature Reserve, sorry there are currently no vacancies for the regular Wednesday team at the moment. Contact Senior Reserves Officer Greg Belcher on 07931 325893 or

Great Fen Volunteers, fortnightly on Fridays, contact Mandy Corney on 01487 815524 or

Peterborough Midweek Team - We meet on the reserves at 10:00am until 15:00pm. Please contact Reserves Officer and 07903030259.

Peterborough Conservation Volunteers, meet every Sunday, contact Anne and John Green on 01733 262338

Brampton Wood, monthly Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden George Cottam on 01480 450809

Doghouse Grove, Wilburton, one Sunday a month from October to March, contact Voluntary Warden Peter Pilbeam on 01954 251544

Fleam Dyke and Roman Road, occasional Sundays, contact Community Wildlife Officer Iain Webb on 01954 713531 or 

Fulbourn Fen, First Sunday of the month over winter (October to March), contact Voluntary Warden Peter Montgomery

Gamlingay Wood, fortnightly Sundays from September to March, contact Voluntary Wardens James Bonfield or Barbara Saunders 07752 644195

Hardwick Wood, most Saturdays during autumn and winter, and occasionally at other times, contact Voluntary Warden Vince Lea email

Lady's Wood, occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Martin Baker on 01487 831994

Lower Wood, Weston Colville, last Saturday of the month Sept-March, contact Voluntary Warden Duncan Mackay on 01223 517000

Pingle Cutting, occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Barry Dickerson, email

Norwood Road, March, second Saturday of the month, contact Voluntary Warden Spencer Holland email

Raveley Wood, occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Martin Baker, 01487 831994

Upwood Meadows, occasional Sundays, contact Voluntary Warden Martin Baker 01487 831994

Waresley and Gransden Woods, fortnightly Sundays Sept-Mar, contact Voluntary Warden Graham Moorby email


Northamptonshire Conservation Volunteers, weekly Wednesdays and Thursdays at reserves around Northamptonshire with transport provided from Lings in Northampton. Contact the Reserves Team, 01604 405285 or Details in the leaflet at the bottom of this page.

Summer Leys, first Sunday of the month from September to March, contact Reserves Officer Anthony Smith 01604 405285

Pitsford Water, weekly Thursdays, contact Senior Reserves Officer Sarah Gibbs 01604 780148

Nene Wetlands, weekly Tuesdays, contact Senior Ranger Toni Castello on 01933 779587

Lilbourne Meadows, every Thursday during October to February, second Thursday of the month during March to September, contact Reserves Officer Nicky Hennessey on 01604 405285

Glapthorn Cow Pastures, weekly Thursdays, contact Voluntary Warden Tim Pridmore on 01295 711379

Farthinghoe, first Sunday of the month, contact Voluntary Warden Tim Pridmore 0n 01295 711379

Titchmarsh, last Saturday of the month, contact Voluntary Warden John Showers 01536 710831

Wicksteed, monthly Fridays (usually first Friday of the month) contact Voluntary Warden Robin Field on 07341 131954

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Corn bunting (Milaria calandra) singing in hedgerow at an arable farm in Hertfordshire. April 2011. - Chris Gomersall/2020VISION