There are loads of fantastic opportunities to help conserve our natural environment by volunteering with a local group. As well as being a key part in positively managing your  environment, you also get many other benefits such as keeping fit, meeting new people, and learning new skills.

There are many organisations that would welcome your time as a volunteer, here are links to a few of them;

The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust:

Volunteer with us to meet new people, develop new skills, gain valuable experience and benefit the wildlife in your area. You don't need to be an expert. We have opportunities at all levels. If you'd like to help but don't have any experience, relevant training can be provided.

Berkshire Conservation Volunteers:

Berkshire Conservation Volunteers (BeC) are a group of people who carry out voluntary environmental work on local nature reserves in Reading, Berkshire, & north Hampshire. This is valuable work that would otherwise probably not get done. The group was founded in 1975, and has been going ever since. We work for various landowners.

The Conservation Volunteers:

This is a national organisation, but have projects and links to community groups in Berkshire. The Conservation Volunteers help hundreds of thousands of people each year to reclaim local green places. Through our own environmental projects and through our network of 2,000 community groups, we see people – every day, and all across the UK – taking responsibility for their own local environments.

Greenlink Berkshire:

Provides links to active conservation groups in Berkshire.

Work Party

Work party at Bowdown by Rob Appleby