Conservation volunteering

Walking trail

There are lots of different ways you can get involved in protecting and enhancing Bromley's biodiversity and countryside.

As a volunteer you can become involved with a wide range of practical conservation activities, public events and it is a great way to meet people.

Bromley Countryside Volunteer Service

We run regular practical workdays (both during the week and on weekends) on both Bromley and privately owned land. Training and tools are provided. You need to bring a packed lunch and work wear, including stout boots and waterproofs. Previous experience is not required, so give it a go!

Activities include:

  • Practical conservation work such as pond clearance, coppicing, hedge laying, scrub clearance and tree planting
  • leading ice well tours at High Elms
  • survey and monitoring of wildlife and habitats
  • assisting in the 'nature centre' in BEECHE
  • helping at annual events such as Woodland Day, National Nest Box Day, National Apple Day
  • If you would like to find out more or apply to be a volunteer, please download the information pack and application form.

    Work experience for students

    We are able to offer a variety of work experience packages for students in school, college and higher education.

    Find out more and apply for countryside work experience 

    Friends of parks

    Friends groups are made up of volunteers who organise conservation activities in local parks. It is free and easy to join a Friends group or to start one up from scratch. 



    Countryside and parks service


    Tel: 01689 862815

    Fax: 01689 861347

    High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough, Orpington, BR6 7JH

    Green Gyms

    The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time.