Volunteers' Week 2016

Our newly appointed Volunteer Development Officer, Carly Whyborn, has written for us about volunteering and celebrating the amazing difference they make across our county.

As we reach Volunteers’ Week and we celebrate the difference that millions of volunteers across the UK make, it’s a chance to reflect on the remarkable work that our volunteers carry out across the county. Last year our team of volunteers donated an incredible 98,000 hours of their time to help us carry out all kinds of work.

They have worked on our reserves helping to move and monitor livestock, participating in our Wild About Gardens Awards and deliver our Education activities.

Elemental Garden - Amanda Hedges

Our volunteers also help with administrative activities, events and in monitoring wildlife and areas of interest in the County. We are also fortunate to have the fantastic support and work of our local groups who organise talks, fundraising and events across Kent. We couldn’t do our work without them, and we can’t thank them enough for all they do.

As we approach the summer holidays, we are preparing for visitors to flock to our Visitor Centres and we are now looking for new volunteers to join our busy front of house teams to welcome members of the public who visit us. If you love meeting new people, are passionate about wildlife and can spare 3 hours each week, we’d love to hear from you.

Volunteers' Week Logo

We are so fortunate to have our nature parks at Tyland Barn and Sevenoaks, and we are looking for volunteers who are interested in becoming involved in the upkeep of the gardens and we’re currently looking for nature park gardeners and a nature park volunteer team leader. 

If you’re a keen gardener, looking to gain horticultural experience and able to volunteer on a Monday or Thursday, please email us.