Wildlife volunteering can be a great way to get some fresh air, improve your fitness and meet like-minded people, as well as discover some beautiful nature reserves. Local volunteers play a vital role at Gunnersbury Triangle Nature Reserve, just over the road from Chiswick Park underground station. The reserve was saved from development in the early 80’s by local campaigners and has been cared for by London Wildlife Trust since 1985.
Volunteers make a huge contribution to the conservation of wild spaces and wildlife in London. Typical work at this time of year might include scrub clearance, tree felling, woodland management, ditch clearance and pond works, although it will vary from reserve to reserve. You don’t have to have any special skills and protective equipment, such as gloves, will be provided.
Gunnersbury Triangle is open every day and is free to visit. You can find out more about volunteering with London Wildlife Trust at www.wildlondon.org.uk/volunteer