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Mental Health Awareness Week


It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is nature, in recognition of its unique ability to lift our spirits and improve our wellbeing.  

This year’s campaign aims to inspire people to connect with nature in new ways and a great way to do this is by volunteering with a local wildlife or conservation charity.  

Volunteering can also be hugely beneficial to our physical and mental health, so when you combine the two, volunteering in the great outdoors could have be just what the doctor ordered to improve your overall sense of wellbeing!

Don't just take our word for it - you can read some inspirational stories of those who have benefitted from volunteering in nature on our blogs page.

Want to get involved? We’ve handpicked a selection of exciting opportunities to volunteer in nature below. 

Volunteering in nature opportunities

Project role (Temporary) · 2–6 hrs/Week
Wildlife gardening workshops for people living with dementia
Supporting older people living with dementia, and their carers, to get active outdoors with gardening, nature conservation, and creative arts.Posted by Froglife
Organisation role · 1–5 hrs/Week
Executive and Non-Executive Trustee roles
As the guardians of purpose; trustees safeguard the trust's assets, purpose and reputation, & are responsible for overall management & strategic direction.Posted by Yeovil Rivers Community Trust
Organisation role · 4–16 hrs/Week
Director of the Land Trust
Our directors provide leadership for our society, guided by the needs of the community. We're looking for a diverse group of local people to complete the team!Posted by Somerset Co-operative Community Land Trust
Organisation role · 2–4 hrs/Week · Starting from 1 Sept 2020
Social Media & Newsletter Volunteer
Our campaign is lifting off! We need a Social Media expert who can transform our good news stories into very clickable posts & tweets!Posted by Taunton Area Cycling Campaign
Organisation role · 0–1 hrs/Week
From home
#2minute Litterpick Volunteer
We work to protect. promote and enhance the countryside in Somerset. Could you collect litter in your local area and make a real difference to the countrysidePosted by CPRE Somerset
Organisation role · 4–8 hrs/Week
Castle Cary
Conservation volunteer
We have conservation groups every Monday 10-1pm, every Tuesday 10-4pm, and the last Saturday of each month 10am-3pm. Learn some skills and support wildlife. Posted by Carymoor Environmental Trust
Organisation role · 2–3 hrs/Week
Gardeners - Open Mental Health
Looking for green fingered volunteers who love being outdoorsPosted by The Balsam Centre
Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/Week
Walk Leader / Co-leader - Open Mental Health
Need to get out more? Want to walk with other people? Become a Walk Leader! Posted by The Balsam Centre