Below you will find information on the volunteering opportunities on the Avalon Marshes; these are:

Hands on Heritage

The Hands on Heritage team are building reconstructions of ancient buildings and artefacts using traditional crafts and techniques. The Iron Age, Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon periods are all represented in this exciting project, through lime mortaring, green timber frame woodworking, pottery making and firing, tile manufacture, wood turning and carving. You can find more information on their projects at the Hands on Heritage blog 

Volunteering on the Nature Reserves

Our conservation partners are often on the lookout for practical help out on the Avalon Marshes’ nature reserves.  The work can vary from cutting back and burning scrub, creating new paths through the reserves, or surveying the many different species found out here.  Further information and contact details below:

Natural England

Where – Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve
Contact – julie.merrett@naturalengland.org.uk



Hawk and Owl Trust logoThe Hawk & Owl Trust

Where – Shapwick Moor Nature 


Wildlife Trust logoSomerset Wildlife Trust

Where – Westhay Moor and the Catcott Complex of nature  reserves
More information – Opportunities advertised on SWT’s website
Contact – volunteering@somersetwildlife



brazilian hairRSPB

WhereHam Wall National Nature Reserve
More information – Opportunities advertised on RSPB Volunteering Opportunities – The RSPB
Contact – ham.wall@rspb.org.uk 

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Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers

Where – Various local nature reserves
With – Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers (SCV) every other Sunday
More information – Link to SCV’s website