Regrettably, all volunteer sessions have been suspended until the end of June 2020 at the earliest.
This measure is for the safety of our volunteers, staff and visitors at the park, following the latest advice from the Government on COVID-19. Please wait for confirmation from the Rangers that volunteer sessions have re-started.
During this time the Information Centre will be closed. In addition, work experience, Duke of Edinburgh placements and other voluntary roles have been suspended.
Please contact the Bedfont Lakes Country Park's Countryside Team at email@example.com if you have any questions.
For park days, we meet at 10am outside The Information Centre, located at the front entrance on Clockhouse Lane. Find your way to the park
If you arrive after 10am, the BLCV chalkboard outside the Information Centre will display our location in the park for that day.
For orchard days, come straight to the orchard within Bedfont Lakes 'south side'. Find your way to the orchard
If you're thinking of coming along, please remember to:
Wear clothes appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear such as walking boots. Wellies can be useful for work on the banks of the lakes and in the water channels.
You can bring your own gardening gloves or we are usually able to provide a pair. We provide all tools.
Bring plenty to drink for hydration and some packed lunch. Tea and coffee is provided at lunch.
Volunteer days are held every third Saturday, and are run all year round.
Meet at 10am
Lunch break at approximately 12:30pm - tea and coffee provided,
End at 3pm.
Don't worry if you cannot stay for the whole day, just come for as long as you feel like!
Other events at the park
Other (non-voluteering) activites, frequently held by the Bedfont Lakes Country Park rangers, include: bird walks, family fun days, and childrens' activities including shelter building, mini-beasting, bat walks, camping nights, Easter egg hunts, and animal handling at the Animal Centre.