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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

Wildlife gardening workshops for people living with dementia
Organisation role · Flexible hours
Wildlife gardening workshops for people living with dementia
Can you help us run nature and wildlife inspired creative activities to help people with dementia get active outdoors?Posted by Froglife
Social Media & Newsletter Volunteer
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
#2minute Litterpick Volunteer
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
Painter/repairer to help with maintenance of our lovely grounds.
Organisation role · 3–14 hrs/Week
Painter/repairer to help with maintenance of our lovely grounds.
We have wildlife gardens, ponds, flower beds and vegetable garden. There are 2 summerhouses, two chalets and several sheds which all need maintenance.Posted by Open Pathway Retreat Centre