Much of the work to maintain, improve and enhance biodiversity in Essex would not happen without the help of volunteers.
There are many different ways that volunteers can become involved throughout the county:
Survey work - there is always a need to survey various aspects of our wildlife, and you don't have to be an expert to help. Though a lot of the survey work tends to take place during the spring and summer, there are also various office-based studies to get involved with throughout the year.

Practical conservation work - many organisations throughout the partnership need help with the practical work taking place on their sites or nature reserves. Practical work might include fencing, tree planting, scrub bashing or pond clearance.

Research projects - there are a number of research projects involving a wide range of subjects that you could become involved with. These could be based in the Essex Biodiversity project office or in many cases could be carried out in your own time from your own home.

Professional Volunteers - there is often the occasion where the particular professional skills held by volunteers prove invaluable to Essex Biodiversity project. Examples of this would include desktop publishing experience, illustration and design skills, information technology knowledge, accounting or financial management experience and administration skills.

How to get involved

Contact Mark Iley by email or write to:

Essex Biodiversity Project
Joan Elliot Visitor Centre
Abbotts Hall Farm
Great Wigborough
Essex CO5 7RZ