Dog Walking in West Berkshire
‘Underdog Unity’

Underdog Unity’

Sign up to volunteer to help dog-owners in need. Be part of Underdog Unity’ which is a UK-wide network of vetted and insured volunteers who support dog-owning neighbours in need.

In light of the potential impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on our family, friends and neighbours, this network of experienced volunteers can help walk dogs or care for dogs, should their owners not be able

Greenham Control Tower

Greenham Control Tower

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our small, friendly charity and are vital in making Greenham Control Tower a success. We are looking for people who can spare a little regular time to help with guiding, the cafe and exhibitions. As well as ‘behind the scenes’ help that includes marketing, admin and DIY. The time required is very flexible and training is provided where necessary. All volunteers undertake a briefing session on the history of the tower, and the common, so they can help us share one or more of the four themes around which the Control Tower project is focused: THE MILITARY AND COLD WAR HISTORY OF THE COMMON THE SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE COMMON THE ROLE OF PROTEST IN SOCIETY NATURE CONSERVATION AND WILDLIFE

The Living Rainforest

The Living Rainforest

The Living Rainforest receives invaluable help from many hard-working volunteers in the following areas:

Animal Care
including feeding animals and cleaning their enclosures

Plant Care
including propagation, watering and leaf cleaning

Children’s Activities
including educational and arts & crafts activities

All applicants must be 17 or over.

Beale Park

Beale Park

We are looking for more volunteers to help support our team here at the Park.  Below we have included some of the roles open to volunteers. Volunteers play an important part in the running of the Park, and can be involved in almost every aspect of our daily tasks, depending on your experience and the amount of time you are able to contribute.



Put your passion for animals to work

Each year, around 300 volunteers help us continue to do the work we do. We have volunteer opportunities at our centres for all sorts of positions from animal food preparation to fundraising, gardening and doing the laundry. We also need volunteers to help in our shops. Even if you can only spare an hour of your time a week, you will be making a massive difference to our work.

butterfly perched on flower
Butterfly Conservation Trust

Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference

Hungerford Heritage Market
Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

By volunteering for the Trust, you would also be making a positive contribution to the conservation of bumblebees, wildflowers and the many other parts of our natural world that depend on bees. All you really need is enthusiasm, a love of wildlife and some time.

From setting up a display at your local library, running a stall at a fete, or becoming a Local Volunteer Coordinator, our volunteers take on a range of roles.

Purley on Thames | West Berkshire Villages
Action for the River Kennet


f you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved we run regular practical volunteering activities almost every week, some during the week and some at weekends. No previous experience is required and we supply waders and equipment. We usually meet up along different stretches of the River Kennet and its tributaries from Marlborough to Reading. Activities are often in the river, as well as on the adjoining habitats and include riverbank restoration, planting, habitat improvement, litter picking, Himalayan balsam removal and much more! 

Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

 The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

Welcome to the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust. We’re the charity that saved the Kennet & Avon Canal which runs from Bristol to Reading. Now we work to promote the Kennet and Avon Canal to the benefit of all its users, the communities through which it passes, and its heritage

The Renewal Project

The Renewal Project

Join our team of volunteers and help to carry out practical conservation work and general upkeep of the river Lambourn and its banks as it passes through Newbury.

The National Trust

The National Trust

Making new friends, working in amazing places and knowing that you’re helping a great cause – three fabulous reasons to get volunteering
The West Berkshire Countryside Society

The West Berkshire Countryside Society

The Society exists to Promote the understanding, appreciation and conservation of the West Berkshire Countryside, we also learn, and get to have a lot of fun, while we do so.

We have a roving brief and work on projects anywhere in West Berkshire.  We plant and lay hedges, clear paths and build foot bridges, clear archaeological features and create glades and other habitats in historic woods. We provide tools and training and all tasks are lead by trained people.  We aim to have fun as well as gaining a sense of achievement in improving the countryside of West Berkshire. We expect no fixed commitment. Volunteers are of all ages and of both sexes.

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Volunteering with BBOWT nourishes the soul and helps maintain a balance in my life to look after 85 nature reserves and four education centres, run hundreds of amazing events, and campaign to make nature’s recovery a reality. Whether you have just an hour, a day or a week to give, and whatever your skills, there’s an opportunity for you to volunteer with the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) near where you live..

Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue

Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue

Becoming a Search Technician is also an alternative outlet for outdoor skills, with many callouts involving advanced navigation, tracking and bike skills. If you don’t want to become an operational member of the team there are still many ways that you can support us. We need help in all areas of running the team from fundraising through to administration.

St Lawrence Church, Hungerford- in partnership with the Woodland Trust

St Lawrence’s Church

  • In November 2019 we helped plant 420 at Hungerford Primary school
  • In March 2020 we planted 420 trees near Wilton Windmill
  • In November 2020 with Hungerford Environmental Action Team we planted 840 trees for Town and Manor
Church Conservation Trust

The Church Conservation Trust

We simply would not be able to protect historic churches without the support and commitment of our volunteers.

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