We're always looking for volunteers to join our outdoor tasks throughout the county. You'll be working alongside our Reserve Wardens and a team of friendly volunteers helping us to manage our Reserves for wildlife. This is a great way in which to spend time outside, meet new people and make a real difference to wildlife. Our work is seasonal, with mainly monitoring and survey work taking place throughout the summer months, and our Reserve management work taking place between September and March.
It's essential that you check the task list prior to attending and let the relevant Warden know you'll be joining us. You'll need to wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear and bring your lunch with you. Those aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The programmes of work for our Ecology Groups who carry out Habitat Surveys in landscape areas across Kent are now available for 2018.
Many of our Ecology Group surveys look at habitat condition. The condition of our reserves is fundamental to their ability to support wildlife – get the habitat right and you are much of the way there in terms of species conservation. Whether it is woodland, grassland, sand dune or fen, there are a selection of key plants and habitat features we look for, and anyone can help us with this regardless of experience. We make it easy with picture 'cheat sheets' and it’s a great way to start learning plant identification. As well as habitat surveys there are opportunities to get involved in surveys for water voles, counting some of Kent's rare orchids, looking for reptiles, monitoring butterflies and moths or learning to identify and survey bees with the making a buzz for the coast project
How to use our Task Lists
You can select the drop down list below to see when we are carrying out activities throughout the week. You can also use the buttons at the bottom of the page to see what's happening in geographic areas.
If you'd like to discuss volunteering with us, please contact our Volunteer Team on 01622 662012 or via email.