Volunteer Schedule

Wendover Woods Conservation Volunteers

Meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 10am-1pm

The Wendover Woods Conservation Group, working in partnership with the Forestry Commission, BBOWT, and other conservation groups in the Chilterns, carry out a wide range of woodland conservation tasks from tree planting to woodland thinning and footpath enhancement to invasive species management to help enhance the conservation value and access opportunities on a wide range of sites. 

Meeting place: Various – to be confirmed

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader John Christensen, johnchristensen.1803@gmail.com or 07979 868302

Central Chilterns Conservation Volunteers

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month 10am-1pm

The CCCV are one of the Chiltern Society’s ‘roving’ wildlife conservation groups and we work across the Central Chilterns. Our programme has as much variety, of site, work, and habitat as possible, working across woodland, grasslands and wetland habitat.

Meeting place: Various – to be confirmed

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Alan Mitchell, linalanmitchell@gmail.com or 07713 198196

Captain’s Wood Conservation Group

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 10am-1pm

The Captain’s Wood Conservation Group, working in partnership with a number of interested parties in the Chilterns, carry out a wide range of woodland conservation tasks from tree planting to woodland thinning and footpath enhancement to invasive species management to help enhance the conservation value and access opportunities on a wide range of sites.

Meeting place: Various – to be confirmed.

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Alan Mitchell, linalanmitchell@gmail.com or 07713 198196

Marlow Common Conservation Volunteers

Meet on the last Saturday of each month 9am-12am

Maintaining the Common by clearing paths, tending the glades and carrying out all necessary maintenance and safety work.

Meeting place: Outside Beech End Cottage, Marlow Common Road, SL7 2QR

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leaders Jeff Short jeffshort@greenbee.net or 01628 481358 / 07905 721441 and Mike Basnett mdtcbasnett@hotmail.com or 01628 482362 / 07770 802761  

Whiteleaf & Brush Hill Conservation Group

Meets every 1st Thursday of the month 10am-1pm

The Whiteleaf and Brush Hill Conservation Group meet regularly to maintain and protect these two wonderful nature reserves and sites of important archaeological features. The group carries out a wide range of work from preserving the iconic Whiteleaf Cross to restoring and maintaining the diverse chalk grassland and woodland areas. Tasks include scrub clearance, fencing repairs, wildlife monitoring, access improvements and woodland thinning.

Meeting place: Whiteleaf Car Park, Peters Lane

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Caroline Bridgman, mabridgman@btinternet.com or 01494 771250

Ewelme Watercress Beds Conservation Volunteers

Workdays are held on the 1st Saturday and 3rd Wednesday of each month 9.30am-12.30pm

Ewelme Watercress Beds Conservation Group carry out a wide range of tasks to help enhance the conservation value of this unique Local Nature Reserve – a haven for a wide variety of rare and interesting wildlife. New volunteers are always welcome – all equipment and training is provided but tasks often involve working in shallow water so please bring your wellies! Contact Site Manager Tom Stevenson for more details.

Meeting place: Ewelme, High Street

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Tom Stevenson, 01494 771250

North Chilterns Conservation Volunteers

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month 10am-1pm

North Chilterns Conservation Volunteers are one of the Chiltern Society’s ‘roving’ wildlife conservation groups. We work on a variety of wildlife sites across the North Chilterns supporting our partners in practical habitat management works from grassland and woodland management to invasive species control and access improvements. Training, tools and equipment is provided and all welcome so please get in touch if you would like come along or find out a bit more.  

Meeting place: TBC

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leaders Andy and Kath Davis, northchilternCV@gmail.com or 07837 161532

North Chilterns Hockeridge & Pancake Woods Conservation Volunteers

Meet one Friday of each month (not spring/summer) 10am-1pm

The Hockeridge & Pancake Woods Conservation Group are working in partnership with the Royal Forestry Society to organise conservation work parties to support the management of the wood. Activities include ride restoration, tree planting, pond clearance, footpath improvements and invasive species management to help enhance the conservation value and access opportunities throughout this interesting and diverse woodland.

Meeting place: By the double gates on Johns Lane (Grid ref: SP 97186 06337) from where it is a short walk to the task(s).

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Ben Barth, bennybarth@gmail.com 07771 514908

Kingwood Common Conservation Volunteers

Meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month 10am-1pm

The Kingwood Common Conservation Volunteers meet regularly to maintain and protect this interesting and ecologically important Common. The main task of the group is to restore and maintain the network of open glades that support a wide range of important heathland and acid grassland species. There is a varied work programme including bracken and bramble clearance, woodland thinning, wildlife monitoring and footpath and bridleway improvements.

Please confirm attendance in advance to help with planning.

Meeting place: Meet at Cherrycroft, Colmore Lane, Kingwood Common, RG9 5NA, Grid Reference SU696829

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Matthew Davis, matthewdavis550@outlook.com

North Chilterns Path Maintenance Volunteers

Meeting times TBC

Footpath maintenance work in varying locations in the Chilterns areas of Dacorum and Central Beds. Typically vegetation clearance, way marker post, fencing, gate and steps repair/installation. 

Meeting place: Varying locations

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Phil Armstrong,  phillipaa55@gmail.com or 07786 251296

South Chilterns Path Maintenance Volunteers

Meet regularly throughout the month

Footpath maintenance work in varying locations in the South Chilterns area. Typically vegetation clearance, way marker post, fencing, gate and steps repair/installation. 

Meeting place: Varying locations

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Steve Feigen, stevefeigen@gmail.com or 07770 914859

Central Chilterns Path Maintenance Volunteers

Meeting times TBC

Footpath maintenance work in varying locations in the Central Chilterns area. Typically vegetation clearance, way marker post, fencing, gate and steps repair/installation. 

Meeting place: Varying locations

For more information and possible vacancies, please contact the group leader Peter Towersey, peter.towersey@ntlworld.com or 07919 391402

Bottom Wood Conservation Volunteers

Meet every Tuesday of each month 10am-1pm

Description TBC

Meeting place: TBC

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader David Glen, davric_217_glen@hotmail.com or 07437 472595

Penn Jubilee Woods Conservation Volunteers

Meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month 10am-1pm

Description TBC

Meeting place: TBC

New volunteers are always welcome. For more information, please contact the group leader Benjamin Sharpe. Contact details TBC

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