Join us for active, outdoor conservation work in Surrey

  • Volunteer for hands-on conservation of the natural environment
  • Learn more about the National Trust
  • Visit some beautiful countryside
  • Get some fresh air and exercise
  • Meet like-minded people
  • Take part in a selection of social activities
  • Practical volunteering may count towards a youth training award


West Surrey National Trust Conservation Volunteers is a voluntary association. You don’t have to be a National Trust member. We carry out conservation work on behalf of the National Trust.

Our work parties, at National Trust outdoor places around Surrey, take place approximately once a month on Sundays. Often we are doing scrub management, to preserve a local habitat - for example removing Scots pine and birch from heathland or pulling up dogwood from chalky grassland. Sometimes, we do other tasks, such as log splitting, hurdle making and habitat creation. If you are interested in coming to a work party, please look at the Programme and use the "Contact us" tab to the left. We will get in touch, with more details and to answer any questions.

Headley Heath work party, standing where the scrub was, February 2016


'The need of quiet, the need of air, the need of exercise, and the sight of sky and of things growing seem human needs, common to all men.' Octavia Hill, National Trust co-founder.

A few more of the properties we have worked at
  • Winkworth Arboretum

    A section of fencing we installed alongside Rowe's Flash.

  • Leith Hill

    Building a bridge over a ditch in the Rhododendron Wood near Leith Hill.

  • Hindhead

    At the Devil's Punchbowl, clearing scrub to encourage a greater diversity of wildlife to thrive.