Phone: 01394 445225 | Email: schaonb@suffolk.gov.uk

Work Parties

People assembling wooden fences

We hold regular conservation work days from October through to April. If you register as a volunteer we will notify you when work days are happening.

The volunteers regularly undertake practical conservation work. If you would like to work outdoors in the beautiful Suffolk Coast & Heaths, help your local environment and meet some new people, then why not join us!


We sometimes work on projects with community and corporate volunteers, so you may be working alongside such groups. Training is offered, for example in first aid, should you be interested.


You work for as long as you wish and at your own pace. Knowledge of landscape, heritage, wildlife and conservation is not needed, you can learn as you go along.

2020-21 Work Parties Programme

Tuesday 15th December – Wild Garden Creation

We will start the creation of a small nature friendly space for all to enjoy at Ferry Road, Southwold.


Tuesday 26th January – Habitat Management

Moving/cutting brash and creating habitat piles and possibly a dead hedge/Stag Beetle pyramid at Dunwich, Greyfriars.


Tuesday 9th February – Variety of tasks

Raking off long grass/scything – removing bramble/trees from best areas for wildflowers at Church Field, Waldringfield. Possible hedge planting. Managing Evergreen Honeysuckle.


Tuesday 23rd February – Scrub Clearance

Clearing trees from this classic Sandlings heath and stacking and/or burning at Tunstall Common.


Tuesday 23rd March – Improve a Geological Site (tbc)


Find out more details (PDF) or for more information on any of the volunteering opportunities and roles within the AONB, please contact Countryside Project Officers Neil Lister or Emma Black.

Font Resize
Change Contrast