Volunteering

Weekend Wildlife Warriors Wanted!

Monday 15th January 2018

Volunteer With Us! Photo: Jon HawkinsVolunteer With Us! Photo: Jon Hawkins

Are you looking for something wild to do this weekend - then why not volunteer with the Trust? As well as having fun in the fresh air, you can get fit, make new friends, learn new skills and it’s FREE!

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Outdoor learning, Species, Volunteering

Hedgerow Heroes Get Off To Flying Start!

Thursday 14th December 2017

Teenagers from Tormead School have a go at hedgelaying.Teenagers from Tormead School have a go at hedgelaying.

Armed with billhooks, spades and loppers, Hedgerow Heroes are on a mission – to save Surrey’s hedgerows! From Guildford to Reigate, Warlingham to Leatherhead, volunteers have been getting stuck in to planting and restoring hedges.

Tagged with: Living Landscapes, Outdoor learning, Species, Volunteering, Wildlife gardening

Top Surrey Companies Enjoy Wild Christmas Charity Do!

Thursday 14th December 2017

Employees enjoy a wild Christmas do! Photo: Marcus WehrleEmployees enjoy a wild Christmas do! Photo: Marcus Wehrle

Chopping back trees, burning scrub and toasting marshmallows – office workers from some of Surrey’s biggest companies got stuck into a wild Christmas do with a difference, organised by Surrey Wildlife Trust.

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Rare Birds Flock to Surrey Thanks to Trust's Conservation Work

Monday 4th December 2017

Dartford warbler - Paul RobertsDartford warbler - Paul Roberts

Some of Surrey’s rarest birds have been given a major boost following years of work by Surrey Wildlife Trust to improve their precious habitats. Populations of nightjars, Dartford warblers and woodlarks have all seen significant increases in recent species surveys.

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New Hedgerow Heroes Campaign Wins Huge Support

Thursday 23rd November 2017

Hedgerow Heroes inspect a hedge laid by the Surrey Hedgelaying GroupHedgerow Heroes inspect a hedge laid by the Surrey Hedgelaying Group

The ancient art of hedge-laying was the focus at the official launch of Surrey Wildlife Trust’s new Hedgerow Heroes project, aimed at conserving and restoring this vital wildlife habitat. Farmers, local councils, land managers, countryside groups and volunteers joined the Trust on a farm near Dorking to support the campaign to save the county’s precious hedgerow network.

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Helping Save Dormice with a Special Brew!

Monday 20th November 2017

Saving dormice with a special brew!Saving dormice with a special brew!

An exciting new ale with a ‘nutty biscuit’ flavour is being brewed in Surrey – and drinking it may help conserve one of Surrey’s best loved mammals. ‘Dormouse Beer’ will soon be available in pubs across the county and sales will help Surrey Wildlife Trust protect the threatened hazel dormouse species.

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Remember Remember Hedgehogs this November!

Monday 16th October 2017

Hedgehog - Tom MarshallHedgehog - Tom Marshall

With fireworks night on the horizon, Surrey Wildlife Trust is appealing to all bonfire builders to think about hibernating hedgehogs when constructing and lighting their wood piles.

Tagged with: Fundraising, Living Landscapes, Species, Volunteering, Wildlife gardening

Top Marks for New Nower Wood Education Centre!

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Under the video microscope at Nower WoodUnder the video microscope at Nower Wood

Surrey Wildlife Trust is top of the class this week after gaining a coveted award for its new outdoor education centre at Nower Wood.

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Volunteers Wade in to Celebrate Rivers Week!

Monday 25th September 2017

Volunteers pulled on their waders and got stuck into some river restoration on the Pippbrook near Dorking as part of ‘Rivers Week’ celebrations across the county.

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Celebrate our Wonderful Waterways in Rivers Week!

Monday 11th September 2017

Rivers Week Clean-Up 2016Rivers Week Clean-Up 2016

A week of special activities to celebrate the wonderful waterways of Surrey and the wildlife that depends on them is being held across the county this month. Surrey Wildlife Trust is hosting a series of inspiring talks, walks and volunteer days, which culminate in a weekend of fun family activity days on the River Mole and the River Wey.

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