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Conservation volunteering with the local Downlands Partnership of course!

The Downlands Partnership, one of the three Surrey countryside partnerships, carries out management work on many glorious countryside sites across NE Surrey (Banstead, Caterham etc) and neighbouring parts of Croydon and Sutton.

The task days are supported by conservation volunteers of all ages that enjoy helping with practical work in the great outdoors, come rain or shine!

There are some great local scrub clearance tasks taking place which are ideal to try if you are new to conservation volunteering.

We would greatly welcome some new volunteers to come and join our happy crew! There is no fixed commitment, you can join in on any of the local dates that you fancy.

We can accommodate and welcome larger corporate, community and school groups by special arrangement. Also voluntary work placements for people interested in a countryside management career.

What skills do I need?

You need to be reasonably fit.  However, you can work at your own pace & take rests as required.

You must not mind getting dirty & sometimes wet!  Please wear old, comfortable, waterproof clothing & sturdy footwear (steel toe-capped boots are best or wellies).  Please bring your own gloves.  

Also please bring a packed lunch & water if staying all day. We provide tea/coffee, biscuits, tools, and all necessary training/guidance.

You do not need to set a commitment to volunteer you can join us as often or as little as you like.  

  • Animals and Wildlife
  • Environment
  • Older People
  • Young People
  • Conservation
  • Gardening


When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Task days generally run from 10am to 4pm but you can join for a shorter period if needed.

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