Volunteer

We have a vibrant volunteer programme at Bore Place. Our volunteers are donating their time regularly and bringing skills, knowledge and energy to make Bore Place a brilliant place to stay or visit and enhancing our natural environment. 

New volunteers are always welcome. Below are a few examples of how you can get involved, but check out our Jobs page too for specialist unpaid roles. Also, don’t be afraid to get in touch if you have a different skillset or specific hard-earned experience that you would like to contribute – we are always open to ideas! 

Bore Place Practical Conservation Volunteer – Join our regular Wednesday group and work alongside our Ranger to help us improve the habitats and wildlife at Bore Place. The land at Bore Place is a rich learning resource for visiting schools and children. Our beautiful 500 acres include woodlands, meadows, hedgerows, ponds and streams so come and learn or share your own knowledge about habitat creation and management in a friendly and informal group.

Bore Place Wildlife Gardening Club – Half volunteering and half social club! This FREE Wildlife Gardening Club at Bore Place is being offered in collaboration with North West Kent Countryside Partnership. The club meets every Friday (10:00-13:00) at Bore Place to learn and share ideas for improving habitats and encouraging wildlife into your garden. It is a friendly and informal group and no previous knowledge or experience is necessary - you don't even need to have your own garden! You are welcome to dip in and out, or attend every Friday. Bring a friend or come alone, there will be friendly faces to meet you! Each month there is a bookable guided and themed workshop (look for the next one on the What's On page) with an emphasis on learning, which can then be built upon through the month until the next themed session.

Bough Beech Practical Conservation Volunteer – Come and join the team twice monthly to help keep the reserve at Bough Beech as rich, biodiverse and beautiful as possible. The reservoir is a site of great ecological importance and home to some rare species – get hands-on and help us to keep their habitat healthy. 

Garden Volunteer – Join one of our regular groups and help us maintain the gardens at Bore Place. Our garden volunteers help keep the grounds looking stunning and create vital, colourful habitats for pollinators and birds. Groups currently run on Mondays and Fridays. 

Education Volunteer – Are you a crafter, a wildlife nerd, or a dab hand at DIY? If you have a particular skill you would like to share perhaps you might like to come and deliver a workshop or learning session for the community. If you are looking to gain more educational experience, maybe you can offer an extra pair of hands at some of the sessions we already run for schools, young people and lifelong learners. 

If you are interested in any of these roles or contributing something else to Bore Place, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Drop us a line on 01732 463255 or email volunteering@boreplace.org.

If you would like to volunteer but have transport issues, please let us know as we may be able to help.

For further guidance on how our volunteering programme works, please see the Bore Place Volunteer Handbook.

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