Environment

  • National Trust - Chastleton House

    We are unique because not only do we care for so many amazing and diverse places, but we offer such a wide range of roles from assisting with archaeological digs to marshalling events - via inspiring tour groups and leading big hunts. Chastleton House is a unique time capsule built by a wealthy wool merchant in 1612 the house has remained largely unaltered over the successive four centuries. Volunteering opportunities: Room Guide and Tour Guides, Garden Tour Guides, Garden Maintenance Volunteers.
    www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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    RSPB

    Our work is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to protect birds and the environment. Bird populations reflect the health of the planet on which our future depends. The need for an effective bird conservation organisation has never been greater. Climate change, agricultural intensification, expansion of urban areas and transport infrastructure, and over-exploitation of our seas all pose major threats to birds. The RSPB could not exist without its supporters and members. Whether you join us, give a donation, purchase items from us or undertake voluntary work, your support is vital to the future of birds and places where they live.
    www.rspb.org.uk

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    RNLI

    The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers and staff strive for excellence and are:

    • Selfless: willing to put the requirements of others before our own
    • Dependable: always available, committed to doing our part in saving lives
    • Trustworthy: responsible, accountable and efficient in the use of the donations entrusted to us by our supporters.
    • Courageous: prepared to achieve our aims in changing and challenging environments. We are innovative, adaptable and determined in our mission to save more lives at sea.

    http://rnli.org

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    St Mary and St John Churchyard Group

    Our volunteers are maintaining a once overgrown churchyard as an attractive green space that supports wildlife. We clear litter, strim and rake, weed out invasive plants, plant wild flowers, prune hedges, maintain paths, and monitor the changes in species over time. Tools are provided.
    www.ssmjchurchyard.org.uk

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    Oxford Urban Wildlife Group

    Twenty years ago Oxford Urban Wildlife Group started to turn some derelict allotments in East Oxford into a nature reserve. We have work parties every Sunday morning and during the week there are usually one or more volunteers working on site. There is a big choice of tasks on hand from gentle weeding in the demonstration wildlife garden to clearing dense undergrowth in a new area. All help is most welcome and no experience is necessary - training, tools and their use, protective clothing and light refreshments will be available - just wear sturdy footwear and weatherproof clothing as required.
    www.ouwg.org.uk

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    Waterway Recovery Group

    The Waterway Recovery group is a charity which actively restores the derelict canals of and by running week-long residential volunteering opportunities every summer. No matter how long or short you volunteer time is you can be sure you've made a difference. Anyone is welcome to volunteer for a Canal Camp; the only restriction is that they must be over 18 and under 70 years of age. No previous skills or experience are required.
    www.wrg.org.uk

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    Sumatran Orangutan Society

    The Sumatran Orangutan Society is dedicated to the conservation of Sumatran orangutans and their forest home. Together with a team of committed Indonesian conservationists, SOS works with local communities living alongside orangutan habitats, towards a more sustainable future for their forests. We are looking for volunteers to: wear orangutan suits at events; man merchandise stalls; help with station collections.
    www.orangutans-sos.org

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    Oxford Conservation Volunteers

    We organise volunteer work parties at nature reserves in Oxfordshire almost every Sunday. We do a variety of tasks including coppicing, hedgelaying and pond dipping. Participation is free and you don't have to tell us that you're coming in advance. We provide free minibus transport and you can just turn up at a pickup point at 9:20 outside the Lamb and Flag on St Giles or 9:30 opposite Tesco Metro on Cowley Road. We provide tools, training and hot drinks. All you need to bring is a packed lunch and wear old clothes.
    www.ocv.org.uk

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    Oxgrow Community Garden

    OxGrow is a collaborative gardening project. Rather than having individual allotments or plots, the whole garden is a shared growing space in which we combine our expertise and energies. It meets on a Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoons. Find more information here:
    www.brookeshub.org/whats-on

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