What we do

Volunteering on Hampton Nature Reserve

We are lucky enough to have a fantastic team of lovely and dedicated volunteers to help us manage Hampton Nature Reserve, getting stuck into practical jobs in the winter and assisting with surveys over the summer.

Hampton nature reserve volunteers by Kieth Wilson

Hampton nature reserve volunteers by Kieth Wilson

Hampton Nature Reserve volunteers meet on Thursdays and every other Saturday to carry out maintenance, practical habitat management and surveying on the Reserve.

As well as playing an important part in conserving the habitat to benefit the various species living there it is also a great way to relieve stress, meet like-minded people and get some exercise!

There are no special requirements and anyone can join in, we just ask that under-18s are accompanied by a parent or guardian and for everyone to let us know if they’re coming (that way we can let you know where to meet or if there are any changes/cancellations).

Please wear outdoor clothes and strong footwear and bring waterproofs or sunscreen as appropriate. We’ll provide tea and coffee (and biscuits, of course!) but please bring your own lunch. Please note there are no toilets on site.

Tasks include:

  • Scrub clearance
  • Creating egg-laying sites for grass snakes
  • Pond management
  • Creating hibernacula
  • Species surveying (birds, butterflies and water voles, as well as amphibians and reptiles)

Watch a video about volunteering on the nature reserve here:

To find out about upcoming volunteer sessions on our Events page.

To start volunteering, contact Conservation Officer Liz Morrison: or 07718 074 641

Volunteers get together before sessions at the meeting point on Nature’s Way in Hampton.  Please see the map below for more information:

View Hampton Nature Reserve in a larger map

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Registered Charity No. 1093372 (in England and Wales) and SC041854 (in Scotland)
Registered Company No. 4382714 in England and Wales