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Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally. Learn more about the different types of volunteering here 

Find walks/talks, ad-hoc volunteering or conservation work parties, gardening days and more environmental activities happening locally.

Learn more about the different types of volunteering here 

NOTICE – June 29th 2020

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID -19 and in line with the Government’s advice, many volunteer and social events such as walks, talks, conservation & litter picking sessions, etc. are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Some new activities including talks have now moved online. Use the categories tab to filter your search

Please contact the event organiser directly for more information

Aug
7
Fri
Health Walks in Richmond – Fridays
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Fridays @ England | United Kingdom

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Friday Walks take place in Bushy Park

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place at Laurel Road park entrance, (off Hampton Road), TW12 1JH – 10.30 am

For more walks in other parks around the borough, please visit walkingforhealth.org.uk

Aug
8
Sat
Help The Butterflies, Ham
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help The Butterflies, Ham @ Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock. | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Ham Lands (FOHL) and Ham United Group (HUG) to help cut back scrub to create a mix of habitats that are attractive to butterflies and other wildlife. Volunteers also help to clear paths so that people can access and enjoy more of Ham Lands.

Everybody is welcome to join!

Where and When: Meet on Riverside Drive by the footpath to Teddington Lock at 10 am on the second Saturday of every month. You can leave early or stay for the whole session until 12 pm and then go for coffee and a nice chat with the group.

If you have got gloves and/or secateurs please bring them but do not worry if you do not as these are provided.

For more information see:
https://hamunitedgroup.org.uk/friends-of-ham-lands/

Litter Clean up on Ham Lands
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Friends of Ham Lands for two-hour litter pick around the lands

Clean Litter pickers and bags are provided.
Make sure you are appropriate dress for the job; we recommend long sleeves, trousers, strong footwear (not sandals), and gardening gloves.

Due to the coronavirus, gloves and hi-vis vest can’t be provided but If you have either please bring them with you.

Children are very welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at the corner of Croft Way and Riverside Drive

 

Aug
10
Mon
Hounslow Heath Community Green Gym
Aug 10 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Hounslow Heath Green Gym is a volunteer-led group running every Tuesday, 10.45 – 2pm on Hounslow Heath. Meet the volunteers outside the visitor centre by Hounslow Heath car park.

For more information contact the group on 07806739266 or email hounslowheathgg@outlook.com. Check out their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/groups/Hounslow.Heath.Green.Gym

Pevensey Road Green Gym™ Rangers
Aug 10 @ 10:45 am – 2:00 pm

Pevensey Road Green Gym Rangers is a community group offering practical conservation activities with Hounslow Rangers every Monday, 10.45 – 2pm at Pevensey Road Nature Reserve. New volunteers are always welcome and no experience is necessary!

To book your first session or for more information contact Gareth at countryside@hounslow.gov.uk and 07887410808. Check out their Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/PevenseyRoadGG/

Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project @ ETNA Centre – East Twickenham
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project’s award-winning community cafe every Monday and Tuesday 11.00am to 1.30pm at E.T.N.A. Community Centre (except Bank Holidays)

Come along and enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and good company at our ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe.

Come along and meet Penny and the other volunteers who look forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.

Health Walks in Richmond – Mondays
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Mondays @ England | United Kingdom

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Monday walks are on short and easy around the green spaces local to Richmond

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place in front of Richmond railway station just before 11am

For more walks in other parks around the borough, please visit walkingforhealth.org.uk

Aug
11
Tue
Health Walks in Richmond – Tuesdays
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Health Walks in Richmond - Tuesdays @ England | United Kingdom

Join these FREE guided strolls from Richmond Health walks, part of Walking for Health. Tuesday walks take place in Richmond Park

No booking needed, just turn up on time a the meeting place at Cambrian Centre car park, Grove Road, Richmond Hill, TW10 6SN.

For more walks in other parks around the borough, please visit walkingforhealth.org.uk

Walks do NOT take place on Bank Holidays (6 & 27 May 2019), Easter (19 – 22 April 2019) or between 22 December to 2nd January inclusive.

OUTSIDE INSIDE: Nature activities for Hounslow residents
Aug 11 @ 10:42 am – 11:42 am
OUTSIDE INSIDE: Nature activities for Hounslow residents

Join Let’s Go Outside and Learn weekly meetings from the safety of your home!

They cannot take you on their usual ‘Stroll, Cuppa and a Chat’ but you can now meet people and interact with others through telephone conference calls. Discuss nature-related topics, share experiences and take part in other fun activities every Tuesday 11.00 am to 12.00 pm.
Email outdoor.learning@outlook.com to find out how to join in.

 

Coffee Morning with the Real Junk Food Project – Hampton Hill [CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE]
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join  The Real Junk Food Project coffee morning every Tuesday 11.00am to 1.00pm at Greenwood Community Centre, Hampton Hill

Come along and enjoy a bite to eat, a drink and good company at our ‘pay-as-you-feel’ community cafe.

Come along and meet the volunteers who look forward to welcoming you and share with you the surplus food donated by local businesses and chatting to you about this wonderful project.

Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham
Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Community Gardening at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham @ Strawberry Hill House | England | United Kingdom

This is a regular drop-in session for those who want to improve their skills and meet fellow gardeners while helping restore Strawberry Hill House gardens to their original picturesque design.

When: Every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Where: Strawberry Hill House Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road,
Twickenham, TW1 4ST

Meet at the community garden or in the poly-tunnel if wet.  Tasks involve watering, seed sowing, pruning and helping to prepare materials. Volunteers can enjoy a break with tea and biscuits

For more information about Strawberry Hill House, please click here to visit their website.

 

Aug
12
Wed
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesdays Conservation Work Party with FoBC, Barnes @ Vine Road Pavilion | England | United Kingdom

Join Friends of Barnes Common’s  on most Wednesdays from 9.00 to 12.30pm for the chance to get outdoors, meet new people and make a real difference to your local greenspace

Tasks are quite likely to change to meet weather conditions, numbers of volunteers and other more urgent work commitments that may arise.

Please always CHECK HERE before setting off for the most recent updates, where to meet and any changes due to weather.

Dress for mess! with good protection against arms or legs getting scratched. Footwear should be appropriate to the task, ideally reinforced boots or as sturdy possible. Protective equipment suitable for the task is provided and must be worn if advised. Safety training/familiarisation with tasks and tools is provided at the start of each session.

 

Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Gardening at Orleans House Garden, Twickenham Riverside @ Orleans House Garden, Orleans House | England | United Kingdom

Join keen volunteer gardeners at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, to help look after the gardens and woodland grounds.

Come along every Wednesday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.30pm

The morning is led by an experienced gardener Joy Lee, with a small and friendly group. The sessions always happen unless the weather is very wet.

You can email Joy for more information, or just turn up at the start of the session just before 10 am and find Joy at the gardening tool shed behind the main gallery at Orleans House.

 

The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)- Richmond @ Crane Park Meadmay | England | United Kingdom

Do something positive for the environment and get the benefits from contact with nature:

TCV, The Conservation Volunteers, is a national conservation charity with a local office in Twickenham, working across Richmond Borough.

This practical conservation activity takes place every Wednesday and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Site: Crane Park (Meadway Entrance) Crane Park Meadmay TW2 6PH (this is for a house on the Meadway, near to the entrance to the park)

Brief description: Crane Park Meadway Entrance – working with FORCE to lay a new stretch of hedgerow – beginners welcome!

All the information can be found at https://www.tcv.org.uk/london/richmond