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Outdoor Conservation Work Days

Vision Redbridge: Nature Conservation

We have a variety of volunteer conservation tasks throughout the year. We manage our park for wildlife. Some of these volunteer days could be considered as gardening jobs or a bit of DIY.

We mainly work at Claybury Park, Roding Valley Park and Fairlop Waters, but we occasionally work in Goodmayes Park, Seven Kings Park and Valentines Park.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Each season brings a different type of task, these may include tree planting, hedge laying, bulb planting.
  • Meadow management.
  • Flood management.
  • Invasive species management.
  • Painting and managing pathways.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Making new friends.
  • Working as a team.
  • Supporting each other.
  • Learning new skills working outdoors.
  • From time to time, being spoiled with home-made cakes.
  • Plenty of tea/coffee and biscuits during breaks. 

What skills do I need?

Skills, attributes, qualifications and experience

  • Wear suitable clothes for the task and job.
  • Wear suitable footwear.
  • Bring lunch/ snacks/ water.
  • Need to be 16+
  • Willing to work as part of a team.

All training and tools will be provided.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

We have two types of sessions: 1. Weekly Tuesday and Thursday volunteer days from 10am to 2pm with two half hour breaks. 2. Alternate Wednesday and Sunday action days from 10am to 1pm with one half hour break.

Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Animals and Wildlife
  • Conservation tasks/management
  • Environment
  • Nature work/outdoor tasks
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Gardening
  • Practical Tasks
  • Application Process
  • Email expression of interest
  • Informal Discussion
  • Support provided
  • Induction provided
  • Training provided
  • Accessibility
  • Other
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Accessibility - additional information
    Some of our reserves may not be suitable for some individuals due to the natural landscape
  • Are there any age limits?
    Minimum is 16+ years
  • DBS checks - additional information
  • Expenses - additional information
  • Recruitment Process - additional information
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
  • Role is exempt from Ex offenders Act 1972
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
    End of year barbecue to say 'Thanks'
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    All our reserves are either near bus stations or tube stations
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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