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Corporate volunteering

We provide volunteering opportunities for organisations, that make a difference for local communities using our commons. These can be combined with use of our facilities at Heather Farm. Please contact us if you would like to discuss an activity for your organisation.

Winter Conservation Volunteer Working Parties 2017/18

Please come and join us for 3 hours on a Sunday morning and assist in vital conservation work. There will be an additional working party on Pyrford Common. The working parties run from 10.00 to 13.00 on the following dates:

  • Sunday 10 September 2017 – Anthonys
  • Saturday 23 September 2017 – Pyrford Common (starts at 2pm until 5pm)
  • Sunday 08 October 2017 – To be confirmed
  • Sunday 12 November 2017
  • Sunday 10 December 2017
  • Sunday 14 January 2018
  • Sunday 11 February 2018
  • Sunday 11 March 2018

We welcome Duke of Edinburgh award participants but any persons under the age of 16 years must be supervised by a parent. The minimum age limit is set at 14 years.

Anthonys Car Parking Access.
This is on the left of Chertsey Road A320 between the Six Crossroads roundabout and the McLaren/Martyrs Lane roundabout. Choose the second entrance if arriving from the Woking direction and drive through Anthony’s to the gate and on to the main common track. The actual work area is a short walk from here.

Anthonys
Chertsey Road
Horsell Common
PARK ON MAIN COMMON TRACK
OS Grid Reference TQ015610
Sat Nav GU21 4YL

The activity is to remove scrub, mainly small birch and pine saplings from areas of heathland. Loppers and bow saws will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and a good pair of gardening gloves or similar. Do wear plenty of layers. The group leaders are Andrew Halstead tel 01483 489581 or Rachel Woodman email rachel@horsellcommon.org.uk . Contact them if the weather is particularly bad (rain, high winds or snow) before 09:30 on the day to check whether the event will take place.

 

Pyrford Common
The car park of Pyrford Common recreation ground is near the junction with Old Woking Road B382.

Pyrford Common Road
Pyrford
Woking
GU22 8UD

Pyrford Common is very different to Horsell Common. It is mostly secondary woodland with not much left of the heathland that would have been there in the past. The activity is to open up areas of the woodland.

Loppers and bow saws will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy footwear with good grip and a good pair of gardening gloves or similar. Ensure plenty of layers to allow for all weathers. The group leader is Andrew Halstead – if the weather is particularly bad (rain or snow) please contact Andrew, tel 01483 489581 before 13:00 on the day to check whether the event will take place.