Work parties on reserves

Joining work parties is ideal for those who enjoy being outdoors in all weathers, would like to do practical conservation work and have an interest in wildlife. 

Work parties tend to run on set days of the week across Lincolnshire and are led by Trust Wardens or experienced volunteers. 

If you are interested in helping, please contact the appropriate warden directly. 

  • Please note it is not possible for us to provide transport to these work parties.
  • It is essential that you ring before attending a work party to obtain full details and to book a place.
  • Please bring stout footwear, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch if you propose to stay all day.
  • No experience is necessary as training and equipment is provided.


North and North-West Lincolnshire

Far Ings National Nature Reserve Practical Conservation Days
For dates of volunteer work parties please contact the warden on 01652 634507.

Barton Area Group hold work parties at Far Ings and other local reserves on some Sunday mornings from 9am to 12:30pm. Meet at Ness End Farm.
Please contact Vernon Chapman on 01652 660957 for details. 

Tetney Blow Wells
Contact Volunteer Reserve Manager, Clifford Jukes for details on 01472 814887.

Eastfield Road Railway Embankment
Contact Volunteer Reserve Manager, Mark Tyzska for details on 01469 560678.


North-West Lincolnshire

Regular volunteer work parties are held at Messingham Sand Quarry and Scotton Common nature reserves (usually, but not always, on Mondays each week) and occasionally at sites within the Isle of Axholme.

For further information or for an informal chat about potential volunteering opportunities in North-West Lincolnshire please contact:
Matt Cox, North West Lincolnshire Warden on 07717 660226
or email:  


Mid Lincolnshire

Alford Area Nature Reserves
Wildlife Trust members in the Alford area hold work parties on Sundays once a fortnight from mid-October to March. 
Work parties convene at 9:30am on the roadside at the reserve gate. Please wear work clothes and bring a drink. Gloves and tools are provided.
Please contact Colin Byatt on 01507 609043 or 07932698542 if you would like to participate.
Sunday 14 January 2018 - Muckton Wood
Sunday 28 January 2018 - Hoplands Wood
Sunday 11 February 2018 - Swinn Wood
Sunday 11 March 2018 - Mill Hill
Sunday 25 March 2018 - Muckton Wood
Sunday 8 April 2018 - Swinn Wood


South-East Lincolnshire

Various reserves
There are work parties on Sundays on a variety of reserves in the south of the county.
Contact Dave Vandome on 07775 566586 for more details.

Work parties on Tuesdays and Thursdays on a variety of reserves in the south east of the county.
Contact John Oliver on 07879 554675 or at for more details.

Willow Tree Fen
Work parties every Wednesday
Contact John Oliver on 07879 554675 or at for more details.

Arnolds Meadow
Work parties every Wednesday morning 9am - 12:30pm
Contact John Oliver on 07879 554675 or at for more details.

Deeping Lakes
Work parties take place every Tuesday and Friday.
Contact Dave Vandome on 07775 566586 for more details.


East Lincolnshire

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve - Wednesday Work Party
Enjoy the outdoors, keep fit & healthy, learn about the environment, make friends and have fun.
Volunteers needed to join the Gibraltar Point Work Party for habitat management, surveying, patrolling, DIY.
Meeting at 9am at Sykes Farm and working until 4.30pm but people are welcome to join us for a half day.
If you would like to join the team, contact Sykes Farm on 01754 898079 or email Gibraltar Point.

Various coastal reserves
Volunteer work parties are held every Tuesday doing practical management such as clearing scrub, reedbed management, laying a hedge, improvidng footpaths and litter picking.
No experience is necessary as tools and training will be provided.
Meeting places vary.
For further information please contact Dave Miller, Coast and The Wash Warden on 07919 326646 or email


Other Contacts

Identification skills group - Whisby Nature Park
Come and improve your knowledge/identification of wildlife.
One Sunday morning per month from Warden's office.
Contact Phil Porter on 01522 500676

Lincoln Conservation Group
Meet twice a month on a Sunday on a variety of nature reserves in and around Lincoln.
For more information email
or go to