Weekly Conservation Volunteering

Volunteering on the Sharpham Estate

If you want to directly help in efforts to restore nature on the Sharpham Estate, there are TWO ways to volunteer for our rewilding project Sharpham Wild for People:

1) Weekly conservation and estate group, Tuesdays 10.30am – 3.30pm 

2) Rewilding survey days, Fridays 10.30am – 3.30pm

If you are interested in volunteering at Sharpham, contact Lucy Bell on 01803 731802 or email volunteer@sharphamtrust.org. 

Visit https://www.sharphamtrust.org/about-us/volunteer-for-rewilding for more information.

Weekly conservation and estate group

Run by Ambios Ranger Phil, Tuesdays 10.30am – 3.30pm

Space for 8 volunteers each time, working on general conservation activities such as making tree guards, erecting bird boxes and building fences.

Volunteers need to be over the age of 18 and in good health.

Rewilding survey days

Run by Ambios Ranger Phil, Fridays 10.30am-3.30pm

Space for 8 volunteers each time. This includes surveys of the land, working on our public engagement events and supporting the rewilding project generally.

These sessions will be more family-friendly so children can come along.

2022 Volunteer achievements

Conservation and Estate Group

25 people volunteered for 870 hours (4 days/month)

  • Conservation day achievements
  • Planted 40 parkland trees
  • Removed 250 meters of fencing
  • Repaired 100 meters of fencing
  • Completed building of 30 tree guards
  • Installed 2 new kestrel boxes
  • Experimented (rather succesfully) with various pig enclosures
  • Cut back vegetation on 1000+ metres of pathway
  • Collected 1000s of yellow rattle seeds

Rewilding Survey Group

20 people volunteered 355 hours (once/month)

  • Bioblitz
  • Vegetation structure
  • Earthworm survey
  • Lichen survey
  • Reptile survey
  • Invertebrate survey
  • Pollinator survey
  • Freshwater survey