Surrey Hills Conservation Volunteers have been established for over 30 years, working in the local area, volunteering their time with practical conservation work.We mostly work on rural sites around North Surrey, primarily in the Dorking, Leatherhead and Guildford areas.
Every other Sunday, SHCV can be found working for various organisations such as the Surrey Wildlife Trust or the National Trust.
Do you want to:
- spend some time in the fresh air?
- learn some new countryside skills?
- meet new people?
- avoid the shops on a Sunday?
We are always looking for new volunteers to join us - no experience is necessary. Go to the "contact us" for information, and also look at the checklist and FAQ pages
(Surprising fact - for example chalk grassland on the North Downs is a more threatened environment than the rain forest in terms of area remaining, and it's on our doorstep!)
Work is at the individual's own pace, with plenty of refreshment breaks and time to have a chat. Tools appropriate to the task are provided and instruction into their safe use is given - no previous experience is necessary.
The local Rangers often like to give a talk on the importance of the site and impart some of their knowledge of the countryside. Guided walks are given - often to places where the general public seldom venture
Many of the sites have been designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and/or National Nature Reserves, so the conservation work is very important to maintain these very rare and threatened ecosystems.
We are affiliated to the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, a registered charity, involved in promoting practical conservation work.