Other ways to volunteer

Sometimes we don’t have enough volunteer vacancies to go round, if you cannot see a suitable role on our vacancies page, you could consider some of the other volunteer groups who do conservation work on NWT reserves and other sites of conservation importance throughout Norfolk. Please contact these volunteer groups direct.

Gaywood Valley Conservation Group

This groups meets every Monday (excluding bank holidays) at 9.30am to approximately 1pm in King’s Lynn, PE30 4DN.  Working on a variety of sites in the Gaywood Valley area.

Phone: 07944 953397
Email: Gvcg2015@gmail.com
Website:  www.gaywoodconservation.btck.co.uk  

North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust Wildlife Volunteers: Wanted

The North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust seeks volunteers to regularly survey and record the Canal's wildlife - as many groups, from mosses and lichens to aquatic invertebrates, insects, birds, and mammals, as possible (higher plants and fish are already covered). The aim is to start to compile proper records of the fauna and flora along this important wildlife corridor for use by the Canal Trust and its partners. Volunteers will make up the Trust’s Wildlife Team and will work with its Wildlife Officer.

More information from Suki Pryce: sukipryce@hotmail.co.uk or call 01263 510292.

North East Norfolk Conservation Volunteers

Previously the North Walsham Conservation Group as part of TCV, but now carrying on their award-winning work independently. Meet every Wednesday afternoon and work will include helping to restore the old station at Briggate, as well as improving butterfly habitats at Felmingham and Knapton. These main sites are on the Weavers Way and Paston Way, they are owned by Norfolk County Council and form part of the Norfolk Trails network, but we also help out at a wide variety of other sites too, including woodland, heathland and wetlands.

Contact Nina on 07565 196 293 or email: nencv@protonmail.com
Website: https://www.tcv.org.uk/eastern/tcv-norfolk/north-walsham-conservation-group

NWT Thorpe Marshes Volunteer Group

This group meets once a month on a Friday at 10am at the pedestrian railway bridge at the end of Whitlingham Lane, Thorpe St Andrew.  Activities vary and are a mixture of practical conservation work plus surveying and wildlife ID.

Download the role description here for a bit more information, or do email Mark, we are keen to hear from you.

Dates for 2019: 25 January, 8 February, 8 March, 26 April, 21 June.
Times: 10am to 3pm
Ring Mark Webster 07843 069 567 
Email markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk 
Thorpe Marshes is at the end of Whitlingham Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0QA, OS Grid reference TG 266 083.  Please note that this is the Whitlingham Lane which is North of the river, NOT the one accessed from Trowse. 

The event for 17 May has been cancelled, sorry for any inconvenience


NWT Bretts Wood Volunteer Group

This group meets when needed on a Monday at 12.45 - 3.45pm at NWT Bretts Wood car park. Activities vary and are a mixture of practical conservation work plus surveying and wildlife ID.
Ring Mark Webster 07843 069 567 
Email markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

Bretts Wood is on the A148 Holt Road between Fakenham and Thursford, approx. 500m further NE than Crossways Village Store. Grid reference TF 969 326, nearest postcode NR21 0BB

There are some upcoming events at Bretts Wood. 
 

Norwich Fringe Project

Established in 1991 the Norwich Fringe Project is a local authority funded countryside management partnership, working with volunteers and local communities to look after the countryside around Norwich, including woodlands, meadows marshes, heathlands and ponds.

The group meets on various days, usually Thursdays and Fridays. They rely on volunteers to be able to complete their tasks and are always keen to hear from new volunteers.
 
Contact: Matthew Davies
Email: matthewdavies@norwichfringeproject.co.uk
Tel: 01603 212741
Mobile: 07733 102013
www.norwichfringeproject.co.uk


Norfolk Conservation Corps

Eddie Boosey
The Boundary
Shipdham Road
Dereham
NR19 1NP
Email: enquiries@norfolkconservationcorps.org
Website: www.norfolkconservationcorps.org/
Tel: 01362 694071
This group of volunteers work on reserves across Norfolk.
 

Buxton Heath Wildlife Group

Phil Davison
Email: phildavison1@yahoo.com
Business: 01502 524412
Mob: 07714349947
This groups meets on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month at NWT Buxton Heath (north of Norwich) only. Minibus from Norwich is available

 

Norwich Environmental Weekenders

Steve Cook
Tel: 01603 259363
Twitter: @NewsVolunteers
Email: steve.w.cook@openreach.co.uk
Website: www.norwichenvironmentalweekenders.org.uk
This group meets weekly on Sundays. They work all over Norfolk and provide minibus pickup from Norwich.

 

West Norfolk Conservation Volunteers

Contact: Philip Poll
01553 841148
Email: phil.j.poll@gmail.com
 
This group meets twice monthly on Sundays on local West Norfolk wildlife sites.
 
 

Mid Norfolk Conservation Volunteers (MNCV)

Meet every Friday (11.15am – 2.15pm on site), working at various sites in the heart of Norfolk including NWT Foxley Wood and Wayland Woods.

For more details:
Call MNCV on 07546 722454
Email: mncv@protonmail.com
www.tcv.org.uk/norfolk
 

NWT Broadland Group Contact: Andy Beaumont

Woodhurst
Ludham Road
Catfield
Great Yarmouth
NR29 5AL
Tel: 01692 581380
This group is part of our Broadland Local Group. They meet monthly on Sundays in winter at NWT nature reserves in the Broadland area only

 

Wymondham Nature Group

Contact: Anne Edwards
4 Queens Road
Hethersett
Norwich
Tel: 01603 812309
This group meets every Sunday, September-April, 2pm park in the car park and meet in the wood. They work mostly at NWT Lower Wood, Ashwellthorpe.

 

The Conservation Volunteers

Contact: Debbie Murray
Telephone: 01603 274512
Web: www.tcv.org.uk/eastern/tcv-norfolk
Email: d.murray@tcv.org.uk Or norfolk@tcv.org.uk

TCV carries out a range of tasks throughout Norfolk, via various groups, and can provide mini-bus pick ups.

North Walsham Conservation Group
Mid Norfolk Workout Group
Norwich Environmental Action Team
North Norfolk Workout Group



Great Yarmouth Green Gym
Undertake 3 hour tasks within the Great Yarmouth area, to improve participants physical and mental health.
www.greatyarmouthgreengym.org.uk
 

Cley Beach Clean

The first Saturday of each month we host a beach clean at NWT Cley Marshes to clear the shore for the benefit of coastal wildlife. Everybody is welcome to attend 10.30am – 12 noon, please meet at the beach car park.