Business challenge days

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Business challenge days

Take part in a range of conservation activities

An employee volunteering day with a difference

Our Business Challenge Days are available from the beginning of September to the end of February and offer a rewarding employee volunteering experience that benefits wildlife in Surrey.

Business Challenge Days take place on a number of our nature reserves across Surrey. We will always try to match your group to a reserve that works for you as well as a habitat that would benefit from your help.

No experience necessary!

We provide all tools, training and Health & Safety expertise, so all you have to do is turn up and have fun. 

About Business Challenge Days

Benefits for you

Corporate Challenge Days are great for helping improve motivation and team-building skills, enhancing staff performance, morale, and retention.

Enjoy a rewarding day in the fresh air, knowing you have made a difference for wildlife in Surrey.

Research shows that this kind of activity is also beneficial for both physical and mental well-being.

Wildlife for wellbeing

Benefits for us

Surrey Wildlife Trust depends on an army of enthusiastic volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. With their invaluable support, we manage over 7000ha of land for wildlife and people in Surrey.

We rely on people coming to give us a hand and corporate groups are superb because it means we can really make a difference quickly.

Happily, the benefits go both ways as research shows that people who have participated in outdoor nature conservation activities felt significantly better, both emotionally and physically, as a result.

Activities for the day may include

✓ Clearing scrub and having a bonfire to restore rare chalk-downland and heathland

✓ Woodland management such as coppicing hazel to enhance dormouse habitat
✓ Removal of problem plant species such as rhododendron to improve native biodiversity
✓ Join us on the farm to help with fence removal to enable conservation grazing
✓ Hedge planting to restore our important hedgerow habitats

What's included in the package

✓ A range of practical conservation activities for groups of all sizes and abilities.

✓ Equipment and materials necessary for the task.
✓ Full training and on-site briefing for the day’s task by our expert staff.
✓ Tea and coffee breaks to keep you going throughout the day.
✓ The opportunity to come back in spring for a guided walk to see the effects of your work.

Price list



Non-corporate partners (groups of up to 49)

£50 per person (minimum payment £550) +VAT
Non-corporate partners (groups of 50+) £40 per person +VAT
Bronze corporate partners £45 per person (minimum payment £450) +VAT
Silver corporate partners £40 per person (minimum payment £400) +VAT
Gold corporate partners £35 per person (minimum payment £350) +VAT


Business Challenge Day enquiries

To book your Business Challenge Day all we need to know is:

  • Your preference of dates
  • Location preference within Surrey
  • Approximate group size

To find out more please contact: or call: 01483 795464

Don't have a budget?

If your team doesn't have a budget, why not consider fundraising to cover the costs of participating through a fundraising event or sponsored activity? For smaller business teams (up to 5 staff) with no budget, it's also possible to participate in a basic volunteering day.

I very much enjoyed helping to clear the trees to develop the lowland heathland. Would love to go back and have another go, and see how it's doing.
Gary Hammond

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