Volunteering - green spaces

There are opportunities for Harlow residents to volunteer around the Town to help with conservation areas, green and wild spaces. Green space volunteering work of this kind can provide you with a good deal of experience, particularly if you are looking to work in horticulture, nature conservation or park management.

Town Park

Come and join the volunteers helping out with gardening and horticultural work at the Town Park of if you are interested in making a positive contribution towards the ongoing management and development of the Park ;then why not join the Town Park Users Group? Pets' Corner also offers many volunteering opportunities including working with the animals, helping with events, in the gift shop or becoming a Friend of Pets' Corner.

Wildspace volunteersWildspace! volunteers

The Wildspace! volunteers meet every Tuesday between 10am to 1pm to carryout tasks across the reserve such as scrub clearance, pond dredging and bridge building. No previous experience is necessary and all tools and equipment is provided. For more information please email: wildspace@harlow.gov.uk.

ECCO warden volunteers

If you have a few hours to spare on a weekend why not help out the Warden around the reserve carrying out general duties such as opening up the bird hides in the morning, topping up the bird feeders etc. For more information please contact 01279 430005, email: info@ecco.org.uk or visit ECCO website

Harlow Conservation Volunteers

Harlow Conservation Volunteers (HCV) is a group of volunteers who work for nature conservation in and around Harlow. Their aim is to improve the environment for wildlife, nature conservation, and recreation and to improve public access to the countryside. HCV meets twice a month on a Sunday on a site in or around Harlow to carryout some much needed conservation work. The practical conservation projects are to achieve the aims of the Biodiversity Action Plan produced by the Harlow Biodiversity Partnership. For more information please visit: Harlow Conservation Volunteers website or email: hcv@harlowwildlife.org.uk

Greenteam volunteers

Harlow Greenteam Volunteers

The Harlow Greenteam is a group of volunteers supported by Harlow Council, who work for nature conservation and management tasks to enhance biodiversity in and around Harlow. Their aim is to improve the environment for wildlife, nature conservation, and recreation and to improve public access to the countryside. Tasks vary throughout the year and are very dependant upon the weather. For instance during the autumn and winter work includes coppicing, pollarding, and tree planting. During the spring and summer they plant wild flowers, scrub control, build bridges, steps, and boardwalks, and even make charcoal. They work primarily on Harlow's nature reserves, local wildlife sites and public open spaces, but also occasionally on sites outside the Town working in partnership with other volunteer groups.

Be a part of the Greenteam

The group involves people of all ages in its practical work. No prior experience is required. The work is enjoyable and they have regular breaks for tea, biscuits and a chat! Hopefully, you will also have some fun and make new friends.

Tasks run on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10am to 3pm but anytime you can spare is greatly appreciated. The task leader will give you training in work techniques and safety and provide appropriate tools, protective gear and materials. Please ensure you bring warm clothes, boots or wellies, and waterproofs. Tea and coffee are provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch.

By volunteering you will learn new skills, meet new people willing to share their knowledge, see new places and make a very important contribution towards the conservation of Harlow's natural heritage..

Register you interest by emailing: contact@harlow.gov.uk