What’s On

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

Explanation of the different types of volunteering 

Please contact the event organisers for further information.

Use ‘Categories’ to select the type of activity and ‘Tags’ for specific themes i.e. ‘Great British Spring Clean Up (22 March – 23 April 2019), Love Parks Week or Friendly Parks for All, (activities for people with dementia and their carers around Richmond upon Thames Borough).

Remember May is National Walking Month and to encourage people to take advantage of the beautiful parks and walking routes in Richmond Borough check: Richmond Health Walks – Walk This Way (discovery walks for families) – Walks by Friends of Richmond Park

May
29
Wed
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

May
30
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
1
Sat
Ham Pond Tidy Up!
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ham Pond Tidy Up! @ Ham Pond | England | United Kingdom

Every First Saturday of the month, meet at the Pond from 10 am until 11 am and help  Ham and Petersham Association look after this wonderful green space

For hundreds of years, Ham Pond played a vital part in village life as a drinking place for the sheep and cattle on the common. Today the pond has new roles as a place for calm public enjoyment, a wildlife haven.
The Pond is cared for by the Ham Pond Group, supported by the Ham and Petersham Association, and working in collaboration with Richmond Council, since it was formed to look after the pond in 2000.

Vanessa Fison organises regular monthly tidy-ups around the Pond on Saturday mornings. If you would like to lend a hand and join her rota, please email Vanessa.

Bring gloves with you – all welcome – meet new people while you help clean up around the pond.

More information in the Ham and Petersham Resident Association website

Gardening with Friends of School House Lane Orchard, Teddington
Jun 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join the Friends of School House Lane Orchards for a workday. The Group needs as much help as possible with conservation activities and everyone, whatever their age or experience are invited to come and join in. It’s fun, rewarding and a good chance to catch up with the neighbours!

When: Meet on every first Saturday of the month at 10 am. Please contact David at david.harnden@btinternet.com as if the weather is too bad the session could be moved to Sunday instead.

Where: School House Lane Orchard School House Lane, Teddington, TW11 9DP

 

For more information go to the Friends of School House Lane Orchards website and learn more about this special community green space which has consistently won Green Flag Awards.

Jun
5
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) – Monthly Clean Up!
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) - Monthly Clean Up! @ Barnes  | England | United Kingdom

Join BTTG on a litter pick session every first Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am to noon. This is a friendly and welcoming group of volunteers caring for the Towpath in Barnes. A great chance to come outdoors, led an activity life that can make a positive difference in your local environment and meet new people!

Please note, the group has different meeting points depending on the day and activity so please check https://e-voice.org.uk/bttg/upcoming-dates/ for latest updates and all you need to know to join this clean up.

To join please email barnestidytowpathgroup@gmail.com to reserve a place as equipment and spaces are limited. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
6
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
9
Sun
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Volunteer Sunday with FORCE

Join Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) on the second Sunday in each month from October throughout June. Work is carried out at a variety of locations in the Lower Crane Valley (please visit FORCE’s Calendar for work locations and description), and whatever age or ability, there’s something in which each individual can help. You can join for an hour, the whole day, or just say hello and find out what the group is up to. Old clothes and stout footwear are recommended.

Volunteer Sundays normally start at 10.30 and end by 16.00. If you can stay all day please bring along some lunch – Refreshments are provided

For safety reasons under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Jun
12
Wed
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
13
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
19
Wed
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
20
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
21
Fri
Get On Board 2019 – Towpath Litter Pick
Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Get On Board 2019 - Towpath Litter Pick @ Richmond Riverside | England | United Kingdom

Be Richmond & South West London Environment Network organise this event with the aim of highlighting the problem of plastic pollution in our waterways.

Be Richmond Chairman Erick Kervaon said:

“The river is an integral part of Richmond and one of its greatest assets. A clean, healthy river is vital to the town for both business and recreation. Get on Board 2019 will demonstrate our commitment to the environment and be a great fun event for participants and spectators alike.”

In addition to the popular paddleboard event, a towpath litter pick is also undertaken. In scaling up this years event, we are increasing the number of routes litter picked:

  • Kew Bridge to Richmond Bridge along the Surrey bank
  • Ham to Richmond Bridge along the Surrey Bank
  • Isleworth to Richmond Bridge along the Middlesex bank
  • Twickenham to Richmond Bridge along the Middlesex bank

See the 2018 video and media coverage

Jun
26
Wed
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
27
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jun
30
Sun
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Conservation Day at Crane Park Island Nature Reserve with LWT @ Shot Tower beside Crane Park,3 minutes walk from Ellerman Avenue | England | United Kingdom

Crane Park Island is a London Wildlife Trust designated Local Nature Reserve located in Crane Park in Whitton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Volunteer conservation days are run on every last Sunday of the month to maintain and enhance the natural environment around the island.

The workday hours are from 10.30am to 3.30pm (or thereabouts) with a break for lunch.

Meet at the small building next to the Shot Tower in Crane Park in Whitton

There is no need to book and you don’t have to commit for a whole day — even if you can only spare an hour or two you will always be welcome. Afternoon sessions start around 1.30pm. with activities including general habitat maintenance and improvement, and keeping paths, etc. clear and safe for visitors, and other tasks to age and ability as needed.

The workdays are not suitable for very young children but older children might enjoy them. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Wear old clothes (be prepared to get muddy on occasions) and strong footwear (it is a good idea to bring wellies if you have them, although we have a selection), bring water, especially in summer, and bring lunch if you are thinking of staying all day, as it is quite a walk to the nearest shop. We provide tea or coffee at lunchtime. All tools and equipment are provided.

 

Jul
3
Wed
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) – Monthly Clean Up!
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Barnes Tidy Towpath Group (BTTG) - Monthly Clean Up! @ Barnes  | England | United Kingdom

Join BTTG on a litter pick session every first Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am to noon. This is a friendly and welcoming group of volunteers caring for the Towpath in Barnes. A great chance to come outdoors, led an activity life that can make a positive difference in your local environment and meet new people!

Please note, the group has different meeting points depending on the day and activity so please check https://e-voice.org.uk/bttg/upcoming-dates/ for latest updates and all you need to know to join this clean up.

To join please email barnestidytowpathgroup@gmail.com to reserve a place as equipment and spaces are limited. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear/wellies (no sandals) and waterproof gloves.

 

The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jul
4
Thu
The Conservation Volunteers – Richmond
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Conservation Volunteers - Richmond @ United Kingdom

Start the new year doing 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.

TCV Richmond runs practical conservation workdays every Wednesday, and most Thursdays from 10.00am until 4.00pm as well as occasional Sundays.

Please click here for full information about times, locations (meeting points) and what to bring.

Please bring: suitable outdoor clothes and suitable outdoor footwear.

 

Jul
6
Sat
Ham Pond Tidy Up!
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ham Pond Tidy Up! @ Ham Pond | England | United Kingdom

Every First Saturday of the month, meet at the Pond from 10 am until 11 am and help  Ham and Petersham Association look after this wonderful green space

For hundreds of years, Ham Pond played a vital part in village life as a drinking place for the sheep and cattle on the common. Today the pond has new roles as a place for calm public enjoyment, a wildlife haven.
The Pond is cared for by the Ham Pond Group, supported by the Ham and Petersham Association, and working in collaboration with Richmond Council, since it was formed to look after the pond in 2000.

Vanessa Fison organises regular monthly tidy-ups around the Pond on Saturday mornings. If you would like to lend a hand and join her rota, please email Vanessa.

Bring gloves with you – all welcome – meet new people while you help clean up around the pond.

More information in the Ham and Petersham Resident Association website