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.

Holt Lowes Volunteers

This group meets on the first Friday of every month through the winter, starting on 7th October in 2022. The duration of each session is 10am - 12.30pm but participants are free to leave before the end if they need to.

Meeting point: Holt Country Park main car park (off Norwich Road), NR25 6SP. The car park charge is £2 but this will be refunded. Registration is at 10am.

Refreshments: Please bring your own drinks, biscuits will be provided.

What to wear: Please wear stout footwear and thorn-proof trousers and tops.

What to bring: A pair of thick gardening gloves, loppers and secateurs if you have them. No worries if you don't - we will have spares.

Access to toilets: Holt Country Park

Contacts: Please contact Fiona on 01263 713226 or on 07768 717902, or please contact Claire on 01263 713817 or 07760 462693.

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 visit the management group's website at www.beestoncommon.org.uk for more information about the site, and contact the Hon. Warden at [email protected] if you are interested in helping.

Cley Beach Clean

We host regular beach cleans at NWT Cley Marshes to clear the shore for the benefit of coastal wildlife. 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.

Our upcoming beach cleans can be viewed and booked via our Eventbrite page.

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: [email protected]
Website: https://gaywoodvalleyconservation.co.uk 
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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 protected]
Website: https://www.tcv.org.uk/eastern/tcv-norfolk/north-walsham-conservation-group

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.

For more information, please see the NWDC Trust's website and contact the current Secretary.

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.

Email: [email protected]

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: [email protected]
Tel: 01603 989311
Mobile: 07733 102013

Norfolk Conservation Corps

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

The Conservation Volunteers

Contact: Debbie Murray
Telephone: 01603 274512
Web: www.tcv.org.uk/eastern/tcv-norfolk
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

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

Phil Davison
Email: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
Website: www.norwichenvironmentalweekenders.org.uk
This group meets weekly on Sundays. They work all over Norfolk and provide minibus pickup from Norwich.

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: [email protected]

NWT Broadland Group

Contact: Jerry Simpson
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01692 630674

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.