Volunteering & Work Parties

Tackling all manner of tasks required to maintain and improve Chichester Harbour’s natural surroundings. Work Parties are scheduled across the year. These call for Friends volunteers to be regularly out-and-about, supporting Chichester Harbour Conservancy rangers.

Whether it’s fence or footpath repairs, bramble clearance, tree-planting, gathering data for wild flower surveys or picking up beach litter, all such undertakings require vital attention.

Around the Harbour

Locations such as Fishbourne Meadows, Bosham Ferry Hard, Eames Farm, Thorney Island, the Cobnor Estate at Chidham, Earnley Nature Reserve, Hayling Island, foreshores and beaches highlight the widespread scenes of activity and focal variety.

The support of like-minded Friends volunteering their time in this way is always hugely appreciated by the Conservancy rangers and others running these projects. Equally, the camaraderie among volunteers teaming up to play their part towards environmental sustainability lends further appeal to Work Parties, designed to pan out over an enjoyable couple of hours (usually between 10am-noon on weekdays).

To check dates and details of upcoming Work Parties simply click the TicketSource link provided below:

Other Opportunities to Volunteer

It may be that you aren’t available to volunteer during a weekday morning but could give of your time over a weekend instead, or an early evening during the longer days? Perhaps you have a specific skill that you would like to provide beyond the Work Parties’ remits?

Or you might be a local community body with a challenge to be addressed and require volunteer support.

If any of the above applies to you please do Contact Us  so we can explore together how wider connections can be made to fulfil other worthwhile causes, benefiting our natural environment along our shores.

  • Did You Know?

    Chichester Harbour has 64 miles of coastal footpaths, records some 55,000 visiting or residing birds across the year and is a welcome home for approximately 12,500 sea craft annually.