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.
Volunteering opportunities across Norfolk
The Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership maintains a useful directory of volunteering opportunities with community environmental groups. Please follow this link
to find out about volunteering opportunities in your area.
For those based in or around Norwich, many parks, open spaces and natural areas in Norwich have their own friends’ groups or special interest groups. Most of these are open for anyone to join, and run regular work parties to look after these spaces. Please follow this link
for more information.
Beeston Common Management Group
Can you spare a couple of hours or so and help maintain the important and beautiful Beeston Common, near Sheringham? Please see the attached work programme for details of dates, or contact the Hon. Warden for further details if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Come and help us, everybody is welcome to attend, and all equipment you may need is provided. In the event of adverse weather please contact the visitor centre in advance to check for cancellations.
Beach cleans run from 10.30am – 12 noon, please meet at the beach car parks. Dates for 2020 are:
1 February & 4 April at Salthouse beach road, 7 March & 28 March at Cley beach car park.
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
North East Norfolk Conservation Group
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01263 510292.
Thetford Conservation Group
Free activities every Thursday, with a mixture of practical conservation tasks and opportunities to learn more about local natural history. Click here
for the programme.
Phone: Mark Webster01842 754247
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 Alan, we are keen to hear from you.
Dates for 2020: 31 January, 28 February, 27 March, 24 April, 29 May, 26 June
Times: 10am to 1pm
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.
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
Tel: 01603 989311
Mobile: 07733 102013
Norfolk Conservation Corps
Tel: 01362 694071
This group of volunteers work on reserves across Norfolk.
The Conservation Volunteers
Contact: Debbie Murray
Telephone: 01603 274512
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.
Wymondham Nature Group
Contact: Anne Edwards
4 Queens Road
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.
Buxton Heath Wildlife Group
Business: 01502 524412
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
Tel: 01603 259363
This group meets weekly on Sundays. They work all over Norfolk and provide minibus pickup from Norwich.
West Norfolk Conservation Volunteers
Contact: Philip Poll
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
NWT Broadland Group Contact: Andy Beaumont
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