Conservation Work Parties - Northamptonshire

Location: Various locations, around Northamptonshire

Matthew Roberts

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.

Position details


Weekdays, Weekends

Work parties take place on many of our nature reserves, as well as other sites across Northamptonshire. 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. 

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 

Northamptonshire Volunteer Work Party Programme Dec 19 - Feb 20

Summer Leys

First Sunday of the month from September to March.

Contact Reserves Officer Laurence Kidd on 01604 405285

Pitsford Water

Weekly Thursdays, contact Mischa Cross 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 the Lings office of the Wildlife Trust BCN on 01604 405285 or email


First Sunday of the month, contact Voluntary Warden Tim Pridmore on 01295 711379


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

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