Environmental Volunteering

Volunteers play a vital role in the management of our sites, which cover 1,200 acres around Little Wittenham, plus five other green spaces in and around Wallingford, Abingdon and Didcot.

Volunteers help us to:

  • Create and manage wildlife habitats using a range of techniques and activities
  • Provide and improve access, through step building, path management and fencing

These sessions are always open to new volunteers and you don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to come along – beginners are very welcome! We provide a full briefing at the start of each session and our friendly groups will help you get started.

We provide all the health and safety equipment plus hot drinks and biscuits to keep everyone going. If you’re coming for a whole day, bring a packed lunch. The groups so out whatever the weather so dress accordingly and wear sturdy footwear (wellies or walking boots would be suitable).

Volunteers aged 16-17yrs will need signed parental consent to come along, volunteers aged 14-15yrs may need to bring a parent/guardian. Please contact us on the details below for more information.

If you would like to come along, all you need to do is complete a volunteer registration form or get in touch: call 01865 407792 or send us an email.

Regular Volunteer Groups

Thursday Group (weekly)

Meets: Every Thursday in autumn/winter, every other week in spring/summer
Time: 10am – 3pm
Location: Either Thrupp Lake or Abbey Fishponds

Friday Group (weekly)

Meets: Every Friday (excluding bank holidays)
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Always meet at Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ but we will be working across all the Earth Trust’s sites.

Sunday Group (monthly)

Meets: Second Sunday of the month
Time:  10am – 4pm
Location: We will be working on any Earth Trust site we are needed.

Abbey Fishponds Group (monthly)

Meets: First Saturday of the month
Time: 9.30am – 1pm
Location: Abbey Fishponds Nature Reserve, Radley Road, Abingdon, OX14 3XW.




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