Becoming an expert volunteer

We are recruiting new volunteers on an ongoing basis and warmly encourage interested experts to sign up.

Volunteering roles range from one-off conversations with project leaders to guide decisions, technical help with, for instance, digital mapping through to site visits to give expert advice and longer-term project mentoring and monitoring. Where possible and practicable, meetings are virtual, to save time, money and minimise carbon emissions. Roles are matched with volunteers’ areas of specialism, geography and availability.


What our volunteers have said

“It was a real pleasure to be able to help this inspiring group of people. What they have achieved is a real example of community in action and goes to show what a difference people can make when they decide to mobilise for nature.”

“Really good to be involved and great to be able to help”

“I am thrilled that I am able to volunteer my technical expertise to assist important conservation work. I look forward to seeing how this project progresses and hope many others will be inspired to get involved in this really valuable volunteering initiative.”

Experts in nature restoration and climate resilience who are interested in getting involved are encouraged to contact us.

The Southwood Foundation may, at its discretion, cover travel expenses for expert volunteers needing to meet a community group face-to-face and in exceptional circumstances may cover other costs, for instance the hiring of specialist equipment, where necessary.

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