Our Practical conservation projects range from coppicing, hedge laying, tree planting and woodland management in the winter, to survey work, meadow management, fencing, step and boardwalk construction.
Volunteer projects take place in many locations across the Tunbridge Wells area, ranging from Local Nature Reserves to local area of interest. All days run from 10am to 3pm on wednesdays and thursdays, with the odd saturday party.
You will need:
- Old clothes and sturdy footwear. (please let us know in advance if you wish to borrow some steel toe capped boots)
- Please bring a packed lunch a drink and dress for the weather
- All tools and training given by our qualified countryside staff .
- We also provide tea, coffee and biscuits. (kindly provided by Cranbrook Co-op)
- All KHWP staff are first aid trained
For more volunteering information call us on 01580 212972 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or read the Welcome Pack below
All info can be posted out, just let us know where you would like it posted to.
Due to the current Government guidelines, at this time we are not taking on new volunteers.
Please let us know if you are interested in joining us we can add your details to our mailing list so you will know when we are able to do a proper restart to the programme. Otherwise when we do the date will start to appear in the events section of the website.
Procedures currently in place to restart volunteering safely-
- minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who have coronavirus symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, do not attend our settings
- cleaning hands more often than usual – wash hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with running water and soap and dry them thoroughly or use alcohol hand rub or sanitiser ensuring that all parts of the hands are covered
- ensuring good respiratory hygiene – promote the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach
- cleaning frequently touched surfaces and vehicles often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach
- Tool and equipment use– tools are assigned via a colour coded system to each user. All tools are cleaned and maintained after each use.
- khwp PPE – we have PPE (masks/shields, gloves) in place for any close contact and updated out first aid policies for emergencies
- Track & Trace– We keep your contact info to assist in the Track & Trace service should an case affect any staff or participants.
On a personal level, volunteering has proved very rewarding, I am working with likeminded people and built real friendships as result, I am also keeping active and healthy and it has helped me adjust to retirement.
I enjoy being out in the countryside, the physical activity, learning new skills and seeing at first hand the transformation KHWP is making to sites that have often been neglected for years.
The huge variety of tasks that they manage throughout the year have provided me with the opportunity to develop a wide set of skills which I would never have had otherwise.
The organisation and its very professional staff make a real difference to the spaces we all enjoy around Tunbridge Wells and is a valuable asset to the greater community.
To me I would much prefer spending a day volunteering with the Kent High Weald Partnership than going to the gym over a number of days. It’s a much better work out, far more sociable and allows me to put something back into my community