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Conservation Volunteering

Conservation and Land Management Volunteering

Volunteers play a vital role in the management of our sites, which cover 1,200 acres around Little Wittenham, and also five other sites in and around Wallingford, Abingdon and Didcot.

Happy volunteers in the rain

Volunteers help us to:

  • Manage wildlife habitats, through activities such as coppicing and hedgelaying
  • Improve and create habitats, for example through tree planting and reed planting
  • Provide and improve access, through step building, path management and fencing

All training and safety equipment is provided and everyone is welcome – no matter what skills and experience you have.

Regular Volunteer Groups

Thursday Group (weekly)

Meets: Every Thursday in autumn/winter
Time: 10am - 3pm
Location: Either Thrupp Lake or Abbey Fishponds
Contact: email us or tel: 01865 407792 if you would like to come along. Telephone number for the leader on the day 07982 218493.

Friday Group (weekly)

Meets: Every Friday (excluding bank holidays)
Time: 9am - 4pm 
Location: Always meet at Earth Trust Centre, Little Wittenham, OX14 4QZ but we will be working across all the Earth Trust's sites.
Contact: email us or call 01865 407792 if you would like to come along or find out more.

Sunday Group (monthly)

Meets: Second Sunday of every month
Time:  10am - 4pm
Location: We will be working on any Earth Trust site we are needed.
Contact: email us or tel 01865 407792.

Volunteers hedgelaying

Abbey Fishponds Group (monthly)

Meets: First Saturday 
Time: 9.30am - 1pm 
Location: Abbey Fishponds Nature Reserve, Radley Road, Abingdon, OX14 3TN.
Contact: email us or call 01865 407792 if you would like to come along or find out more.

For all of these groups

Gloves, tools and hot drinks are provided but please bring a packed lunch if you intend to stay for the afternoon. Sturdy footwear and warm/waterproof clothing are essential.


Community Wardens

Do you regularly visit one of our community reserves in Abingdon, Didcot or Wallingford? Volunteer Wardens are our eyes and ears on the ground, helping monitor these fantastic local greenspaces.
Find out more about getting involved >>>


Other conservation groups that work on our sites

Green Gyms

These local community groups carry out practical conservation work:



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