Conservation Volunteering - Getting Involved

The Ecology Service offers the opportunity to get active outdoors, learn new skills and meet new people, or simply enjoy the natural delights of Kensington and Chelsea. We have a team of volunteers that undertake practical Conservation work in the Borough, if you're interested or want to find out more contact us at ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk 

Below are our current opportunities: 

Taskforce for Nature 

Help us carry out practical conservation work in Holland Park through conservation workdays every third Saturday of the month. Hundreds of hours of volunteer work have been given to improve our wildlife areas. Tasks range from meadow cutting, building dead-hedges, pond maintenance, building stag beetle loggeries, woodland management, and more. The improvements link in with the priorities identified in the Local Biodiversity Action Plan. 

If you are looking to get closer to nature, meet new people, learn new skills, help your CV, or just get your hands dirty then why not join Holland Park Conservation Volunteers? No specialist skills are needed - just your enthusiasm and time. 

  • Our day begins at 10.30 am and finishes at 3 pm. 
  • We meet outside the Holland Park Ecology Centre 
  • You can come for all or part of the session. 
  • Refreshments are provided in the form of hot drinks and biscuits 
  • If you let us know you are attending, we’ll provide you with additional phone numbers to call to find out where we are (in case you miss the meeting point). 
  • Refreshments, gloves, tools, and instructions are provided. 
  • Wear sturdy shoes and old clothes - you might get dirty! 
  • Bring waterproofs and lunch. 

The 2020 dates are as follows:

  • 18 January
  • 15 February
  • 21 March
  • 18 April
  • 16 May
  • 20 June
  • 18 July
  • 15 August
  • 19 September
  • 17 October
  • 21 November
  • 19 December. 

For more information please contact the Ecology Team on 020 7938 8186 or email ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk 

Change for Life Family Nature Conservation Days 2020 

Following funding from the Change for Life Programme and IdVerde Community Investment fund, we are running several family conservation days when the whole family can join us to get active outdoors in a local park. Being active outdoors and having increased contact with nature is proven to improve and enhance your health and wellbeing, so we are providing supported opportunities to improve access to nature this winter. We will be running practical conservation workdays at Little Wormwood Scrubs and Holland Park with tasks ranging from the bramble and scrub bashing, hibernaculum creation, pond clearance works, tree planting, and bug hotel building. Sessions are designed to fit COVID-19 safe measures as outlined by the government. 

Family conservation days will take place on the following dates, contact us for timings and locations or simply more information on 020 7938 8186 or email ecology.centre@rbkc.gov.uk 

  • 27th October (Half Term Activity) 
  • 29th October (Half Term Activity) 
  • 31st October  
  • 7th November  
  • 21st November  
  • 28th November  
  • 5th December  
  • 12th December