Great North Wood

Conservation volunteering in the Great North Wood

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Project Summary

Volunteers help to enhance South London's ancient woodland & help people discover them. Tasks include habitat management, installing fencing, tree care, maintaining paths & much more. We focus on resident species such as woodpeckers, purple hairstreak butterflies, stag beetles, oak & hornbeam trees with surveying, guided walks & family activities.

Need to know

  • Start Date: 22/08/2019
  • End Date: 31/12/2019
  • County: London
  • Organisation Name: London Wildlife Trust
  • Project Category: Species surveys,Improving habitats


Project Description

You are very welcome to join our workdays, which spread out across thirteen woodlands in South London that were all once part of the Great North Wood. These are on Tuesdays, Fridays and alternate Saturdays from 11am to 3:30pm. 

We provide all tools, gloves and equipment, but ask volunteers to bring their own lunch - though we do always have tea/coffee and lots of biscuits on deck! Travel expenses and lunch expenses can be claimed by volunteers, please ask us for details. You will need to fill out a volunteer registration form at your first session to be covered by our insurance.

As part of your volunteering with us you will receive a  John Muir Award if you attend enough sessions, something that recognises your contribution to London’s wild spaces.

We also run a large number of events such as guided wildlife walks where volunteer
support is welcome. The biggest event of the year is our annual Festival in September.