Volunteering in Surrey's countryside

Our Countryside Needs You!

Volunteers play a vital role in assisting our Surrey Countryside Partnerships and Countryside Access (rights of way) teams to manage, maintain and restore Surrey's beautiful countryside for all to enjoy, not to mention the many other countryside conservation groups that work across the county.

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in conserving the environment for future generations? Whatever your interests or skills, whether you are a group or an individual, we'd love to hear from you.

Learn new skills, meet new people, work right at the heart of amazing landscapes or help to look after livestock.

Countryside volunteering has widespread proven health and wellbeing benefits, so come and give it a try!

Surrey Countryside Partnerships

The Surrey Countryside Partnerships team (Lower Mole and Downlands Partnerships) offer practical countryside volunteering opportunities throughout the year, all across north and north-east Surrey as well as in to neighbouring areas of Kingston, Sutton and Croydon.

Find out more about each partnership, how to get involved and view the latest seasonal volunteer task programmes via the links below. General information about volunteering is also available on the Countryside Partnerships Volunteer Information page.

The main role of the Surrey Heathland Partnership is contract management, so the small team is not able to run a weekly volunteer task programme, but there are limited opportunities for large/corporate volunteering groups to join in by special arrangement.

Corporate volunteering / team building

Our Surrey Countryside Partnerships are pleased to welcome corporate groups by arrangement who want to spend a day in the countryside for their employee volunteering session or for team building exercises. Please contact each partnership directly to discuss your requirements. There are also opportunities to develop corporate partnerships through fundraising and sponsorship activities. The partnerships have been pleased to welcome many corporate groups over the last few years, most recently from Nationwide, Aon Hewitt, Gallagher Insurance and Morgan Sindall.

Countryside Access Team

Surrey's Countryside Access Team also regularly work with volunteer groups (such as the Ramblers' Association and Sustrans) to help manage the public rights of way network and to promote access to publicly accessible land; please visit our rights of way pages to find out how to become involved.

Additional countryside volunteering opportunities