Volunteers are so important to the work of Bore Place and form a large part of the onsite team. Our volunteers bring skills, knowledge and energy to make Bore Place a brilliant place to visit or stay, as well as working towards enhancing our natural environment.
Below are a few examples of how you can get involved, but 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 is grateful to the Green Recovery Challenge Fund and Involve Kent for supporting our volunteer programmes.
Join our regular Monday group and work alongside our Ranger to help us improve habitats and increase 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.
Throughout the year we monitor our biodiversity onsite and we are always looking for volunteers to help. We have a wide range of species that call Bore Place home, from bats to lizards, and we welcome all levels of ability and knowledge. Our wildlife surveys are varied in their timings and seasonality, so there’s always something different to be taking part in.
Our garden volunteers meet on a Friday and help with the upkeep of our Education gardens including creating vital, colourful habitats for pollinators and birds.
Wildlife Gardening Club
Half volunteering and half social club, this is run in collaboration with North West Kent Countryside Partnership. The club meets every Friday (10:00-13:00) 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! 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.
Are you a crafter, a wildlife nerd, or 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 families.
Bough Beech Practical Conservation Group
Nestled alongside Bore Place is Bough Beech Nature Reserve, which is maintained by a friendly team of volunteers who meet twice a month. Join the team to help keep the reserve 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.
If you are interested in any of these roles or you have an existing group that might like to take part in a more bespoke volunteering experience, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com or drop us a line on 01732 463255.
If you would like to volunteer but have transport issues, please let us know as we may be able to offer the Bore Place Minibus to help.