Meet interesting people, learn useful skills and get great satisfaction from helping a nationally important project for wildlife, heritage and people. Oh yes, it's fun too!
However you can help, whether it's digging and raking, making tea, counting birds, pond dipping with children, media work in the office or taking photographs, a little time from you can make a world of difference. There's things you do on your own or things best done in a group. There's jobs indoors and jobs in the fresh air. Take at look at the volunteer pages and you'll be sure to find something to suit you.
Once a fortnight, out on the fen, getting tired and muddy, but having great fun! What could be better?
Helping out with varied activities, visits and events. In the background... or maybe more?
Up at dawn to count birds? On your knees with a magnifying glass? Or perhaps looking for mammal droppings? What fun!
The public face of the Great Fen project at weekends and on public holidays.
Good with a computer or enjoy the admin? Perhaps even working from home?
Rambles, talks, events, fund raising. A great way to make friends!
Enjoy spending time with older people sharing memories.
Record stories from times gone by. Or help with the latest project...Whittlesea Mere.
Occasional opportunities to gain career experience. Just what's needed on the CV!
“Why do I volunteer? Well, I really do believe in the Great Fen. Clawing back what is still a small but precious area for nature and to restore an ancient habitat is not only good for wildlife but also the local community, now and in the future.
Also, quite apart from feeling I'm part of a major wildlife project, that I'm giving my time for a worthy cause and doing my 'bit' for the environment, I really do enjoy it! I'm out in the fresh air, it's great exercise, I've learnt some new skills and I've met some lovely people. Also, there's no better feeling than glancing up from whatever task I'm doing and seeing the open countryside all around me - it's wonderful.”