Nature Conservation Volunteering
London’s green spaces are highly valued by its residents and are essential for our well-being, but cannot be taken for granted. Councils no longer have adequate resources to ensure these spaces provide the best value in terms of recreation, habitat for wildlife, and resilience against the effects of climate change. Increasingly, non-governmental organisations are stepping in to lend a hand, and to allow local people to feel a sense of pride and ‘ownership’ in their local green space.
Our conservation activities take place in local parks and other green spaces, where, with the cooperation of the borough councils, the Trust’s volunteers help to manage woodlands, meadows, ponds, rivers and streams, for the benefit of wildlife, and work to enhance the enjoyment people gain from getting close to nature in the city.
The Trust is also working with schools in the three boroughs to give children the opportunity to play a part in improving their local green space for wildlife and to gain a better understanding of the biodiversity around them. By participating in such activities, it is also hoped that a culture of volunteering can be fostered among the young people of west London and beyond.
We work with local companies to engage employees in volunteering and learn about the neighbourhood where they are based.
Please read our Conservation Volunteers blog for further details about our work.
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Join the Environment Trust’s volunteers
Volunteer in Richmond, Kingston or Hounslow and help improve your local park or green space for people and for wildlife. If you’re interested in learning about and protecting our urban wildlife and would like to join a group of like-minded people in a friendly and relaxed setting, please get in touch. You’ll also improve your fitness and learn new skills to add to your CV. Tools, gloves and light refreshments are provided.