Practical Conservation Volunteering

Our practical conservation volunteering 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

We provide:

  • All tools, and training given by our qualified countryside staff .
  • We also provide tea, coffee and biscuits.
  • All KHWP staff are outdoor first aid trained.

Please read the volunteering welcome pack below for more in depth information, Please complete the confidential information form and hand it to a staff member on the day or email a copy to

All info can be posted out, just let us know where you would like it posted to.


Volunteer testimonials-

On a personal level, volunteering has proved very rewarding, I am working with like-minded 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

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