Why volunteer?

We’re providing lots of opportunities to get involved in the project and effect real change in the landscape you call home. There are activities to suit every age and commitment level, from recording species to lending a hand in the creation of new wildlife areas.

Just some of the benefits are:

  • Learning more about the wildlife that lives in your local area
  • Meeting people in your community with shared interests and values
  • Enjoy getting outside in the fresh air
  • Doing something positive for your local environment
  • Helping to increase knowledge about the biodiversity of the Fens for scientific research

Ready to be part of it?

If you choose to join us, you’ll receive plenty of training and support from the NLOW project team, and will have access to all the resources and information you might need. We’re also holding conversations on social media where you can see what’s happening where you live, and communicate with other like-minded volunteers.

Volunteer hub


Timesheets, information packs, survey forms… everything you need to volunteer.

Social hub

Our dedicated Facebook page for New Life on the Old West volunteers. Find out what’s happening near you.

Data log

Link to site for logging species as part of volunteering activities.