Can you offer a few hours of your time to make Croydon a better place for wildlife and people?
The Conservation Volunteers (Croydon & Surrey)
Pond Cottage, Conduit Lane, Croydon, CR0 5RQ. Tel: 020 8726 0974,
The Conservation Volunteers are a national charity with an office here in Croydon. The charity supports individuals and groups in hands on practical activity to look after local green spaces. Croydon volunteers put in thousands of hours of conservation work each year improving biodiversity and encouraging use of local open spaces. We work in partnership with local authorities like Croydon Council and the City of London who help fund our activities. We also work with schools, businesses, and local groups to arrange days out or specific projects in and around Croydon, South London and Surrey.
For more information you can visit our website to see our current programme of activities or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tcvcroydon
City of London
For volunteering opportunities on Farthing Downs, Riddlesdown, Coulsdon Common and Kenley Common see the Other Groups page.
Croydon Conservation Volunteers
132 Purley Oaks Road, South Croydon. Tel. 020 8657 4577.
The group meets on different Sundays each month to work on various sites in Croydon, mostly on City of London sites. They carry out a wide variety of work, ranging from woodland work, bog garden management, hedge laying, access work, to improving chalk grassland and heathland sites.
Click here to download the CCV task list (1.3Mb PDF).
Downlands Countryside Management Project
DCMP carries out work both in Croydon and beyond. Our programme includes practical tasks dates and events, which we hope you will find interesting, challenging and worthy of joining. Please feel welcome to come along. We'd be delighted to see you! For details about upcoming events please visit
Friends of Foxley meet on the second Sunday of each month (except November when we meet on the third Sunday) and the last Wednesday of each month (except December) to carry out work to preserve and enhance the habitat mixture.
Hutchinson's Bank Volunteers
On second and third Sundays each month and every Tuesday volunteers are removing scrub to restore chalk grassland. We meet at 10.30am in Farleigh Dean Crescent which is accessible either from Featherbed Lane or by walking down from the tram terminus in New Addington. There are permanent water supplies in five fenced paddocks which are grazed at various times by sheep, ponies, etc.
Contact: email@example.com 020 8651 0558
Or firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8289 3839
For information on guided walks see the Croydon Council publication Walk Croydon-Into the Great Green Yonder.
Friends of Kings Wood meet every Tuesday morning.
Friends of Littleheath Woods meet every Tuesday morning for a variety of tasks. If you are interested in joining a work party or helping in any other way, then please ring Chris on 020 8651 4914.
London Wildlife Trust
The group has work mornings in the park on the last Saturday of every month except December.
Surrey Wildlife Trust
Sunday 11th. January
Sunday 25th January
Sunday 8th. February
Sunday 22nd. February
Sunday 8th. March
Sunday 22nd. March
Renovating an ancient hedgerow featuring Yew trees and other woodland work. Follow pointers from the junction of Caterham Drive and Austin Close. Tools and gloves provided. For more details ring 020-8651-0073.