Eastleigh Countryside Volunteers

Volunteering in the countryside

Page last updated at 13 November 2017 at 10:43

Eastleigh Countryside Volunteers         

VolunteersAre you the sort of person who is fascinated by fungi, bowled over by butterflies, partial to plants or who longs to be messy in the mud? If so, then volunteering in the countryside could be for you.

There are so many benefits from becoming a countryside volunteer. It's great exercise - why go to the gym when you can be burning off calories by working hard in the fresh air? Our volunteers are a wide range of people so it can be an excellent way to make new friends. There's the opportunity to learn new skills, such as hedgelaying, fencing or coppicing and above all, it's great fun!

Next Task: Sunday 19 November and Sunday 17 December:

Coppicing in the Woodland Nature Reserve
10am start at our work site, or join us at 9.30am for a drink first

        • Tasks usually last until 3pm but you are welcome to come for just part of the day. Bring a packed lunch 
        • Suitable outdoor clothing should be worn. Gloves and tools will be provided
        • For further information, telephone Ben Smith on 023 8068 3793 or email ivcp@eastleigh.gov.uk
    • Christmas Quiz
      The annual quiz is going to be at Lakeside on Tuesday 12 December at 7pm.

Lakeside Country Park 
A practical task is organised by a Countryside Ranger every Wednesday morning and runs from 10am to 1pm. You need to book in advance by contacting Jenna at lakeside@eastleigh.gov.uk