Our volunteers look after our greenways on the National Cycle Network, monitoring wildlife, plant and flower growth and protecting animals and insects that call the Network home.
If you’ve got a couple of minutes to spare and would like to volunteer, there are ways you can help wildlife on your local National Cycle Network route.
If you see a bird, plant, insect or animal that you can identify on the National Cycle Network, you can add it to a brilliant website we use to help record wildlife spotted in the UK.
Just head to the iRecord website and enter what you saw, where and when you saw it. The records are verified by experts and help towards conservation research.
There are tree and hedgerow activities in the winter, grass cutting and surveying in the summer and all sorts of small interventions year-round where volunteers can make a big difference.
These tasks may include:
Got a bit more time and looking for something regular?
Become a Sustrans wildlife volunteer and help protect the wildlife in your area.
Our wildlife volunteers:
There are loads of great benefits to wildlife volunteering with Sustrans.
Here's just a few that our volunteers have given:
We’re always looking for an extra pair of helping hands and we’d love you to join us.
Looking for something a bit more regular? Check out our volunteer vacancies for an opportunity near you.
Got a few hours to spare and would like to help protect wildlife on your local National Cycle Network route or learn how to identify common species? Check out our events for a volunteer task day or training session near you.