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There are lots of opportunities to get involved with environmental projects in South


South Somerset District Council


We offer different volunteering opportunities with the countryside team at SSDC.


Practical conservation volunteering groups operate weekly at our three main sites;

  • Ham Hill every Wednesday;

  • Yeovil Country Park on Monday and Thursday; and

  • Chard Reservoir LNR on Friday.


If practical conservation work is not your interest, you could get involved with the Friends groups that operate at Ham Hill, Yeovil and Chard. The Friends groups help to raise funds for projects and deliver community events.


For more information and how to get involved visit and look under the location for each of our sites (Ham Hill, Yeovil Country Park and Chard Reservoir).

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Carymoor Environmental Trust

If you are interested in becoming a Carymoor Volunteer, visit their website here. Opportunities range from helping with practical conservation work and maintaining the important habitats on their nature reserve, to getting involved with the onsite Wildflower Gardening Club. In addition, please visit Carymoor's 'Care with Carymoor' webpage to find dozens of different challenges you can complete to help spread care for the environment in your local community.

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Water Guardians - Watercourse Monitoring

  • In collaboration with Wessex Water, Somerset Wildlife Trust are looking to recruit and train volunteers in the Brue Valley catchment area to help monitor watercourses, identify possible pollution incidents and report them to Wessex Water for further investigation. Water Guardians will be our eyes and ears on the ground, playing an integral role in both the health of their local river and in their communities.

  • If you live in areas such as Bruton, Street, Glastonbury and Castle Cary or just have an interest and would be willing to travel to the area, please follow this link to register and find out more.

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