Youth Volunteering

Habitats & Heritage offers environmental volunteering and career development opportunities to young people aged 14- 25 years old.

We run regular volunteering sessions one Saturday a month, taking part in various conservation activities to support our Habitats projects.  From planting to invasive species removal and bird box building to litter picking; there is so much to get involved in.

Whether you are looking to start your environmental career, build up volunteer hours or just to give back to your local environment we want you to get involved. Volunteering with Habitats & Heritage is a great way to meet likeminded young people and improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

Regular volunteering sessions will from 10.00am to 2.00pm with a break for refreshments (please bring your own). We will be working around the local area but will provide you with the full details of where to meet for each section. Signing up to our youth volunteer programme also gives you the opportunity to get involved with all our volunteer session throughout the year.

Activities will vary and you will need warm and waterproof clothing plus wellies.

During your volunteering sessions our experienced leaders will explain why you are doing each activity and will show you outside examples of subjects you may be learning in school such as: 

  • Competition amongst flora/fauna – non-native and native invasive species 
  • Adaptation of organisms to survive in an ecological niche or habitat  
  • The human impact on the environment
  • Pollution  
  • Pest and plant diseases
  • Habitat loss & endangered species – biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • Detritus and decomposition  

Participants will:

  • Make a difference to their environment and understand why it matters
  • Learn practical conservation skills
  • Learn to work as a team
  • Meet new friends

We also offer places for Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE participants aged 14 years upwards.

Since environmental activities cannot realistically be completed in an hour a week, DofE has agreed that participants can commit to 4 hours one Saturday per month for the length of their DofE volunteering period.

To find out more and request a volunteer place please contact us.


We also are building a youth steering group for you to have a greater say in your local nature and environment. For more information about this please get in touch at

The youth volunteering project would not be possible without support. Thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund for your support of our Youth Volunteering programme.

Please help more young people benefit. Please help more young people begin their journey with us by making a donation today.

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