Work parties

Work parties

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Work parties on nature 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 using the drop down menu below.

Please note: Transport to work parties cannot be provided; booking is essential; please bring stout footwear, outdoor/waterproof clothing, and a packed lunch; no experience necessary as training and equipment will be provided.

Enjoy the outdoors, keep fit & healthy, learn about the environment, make

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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.

Isle of Axholme Area Group hold work parties at various locations in North-West Lincolnshire every other Friday from 9.30am.
Please contact Matt Cox on 07717 660226.

North-West Lincolnshire

Regular volunteer work parties are held at Messingham Sand Quarry and Scotton Common nature reserves (usually every Monday) 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 Bob Karley on 01507 466121 or 07526 410310, or email if you would like to participate.

Woodhall Spa Airfield Nature Reserve
Wildlife Trust members hold work parties on some Sundays (subject to the weather and work that needs doing). Please contact Pat Wheat to be added to the email list of volunteers; email Pat on 
Young people are welcome but need to be accompanied by parent or guardian.

South-East Lincolnshire

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

Arnolds Meadow
Work parties every Wednesday morning 9am - 12.30pm.
Contact John Oliver on 07879 554675 or email for more details.

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

Various reserves
There are work parties on Sundays at 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 at a variety of reserves in the south east of the county.
Contact John Oliver on 07879 554675 or email for more details.

East Lincolnshire

Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve - Wednesday Work Party
Volunteers needed to join the Gibraltar Point Work Party for habitat management, surveying, patrolling, and 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

Louth, Wolds Edge and Middlemarsh Group
Volunteers meet at 9.30am every other Sunday at various reserves covering the east of the county. 
Tools and training will be provided. Please wear clothes suitable for the outdoors and getting mucky, and bring a drink and gloves.
For further information please contact Graham Scott on 01507 601685/07722 923908.

Various coastal reserves
Volunteer work parties are held every Tuesday doing practical management such as clearing scrub, reedbed management, hedge laying, improving 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

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 visit their website.

Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project
The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project hold regular work parties, from community stream cleans to practical volunteer days and survey training.
For more information go to their Facebook page or email

Area Groups


Our local Area Groups are made up of volunteers who organise local meetings and events, fundraise and promote the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust locally. Joining a Group is a great way to meet new people, socialise and get actively involved!

Find a group

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