Volunteer with Brilliant Butterflies
Would you like to play a part in helping important pollinators to thrive?
Volunteer with us on our Brilliant Butterflies project and learn more about the importance of chalk grasslands and how we can work together to restore them.
You’ll get the chance to work alongside specialist scientists and learn new skills in conservation, habitat management, species identification, surveying or community engagement.
There are multiple options for volunteering depending on what interests you the most, there’s something for everyone. You can pick one type of activity or multiple, it’s totally up to you.
Volunteer roles available
Chalk grassland restoration / butterfly bank creation
You will be restoring existing as well as creating new chalk grassland sites across south Croydon. This will be physical work and you’ll learn conservation skills especially with regards to habitats (the natural home environment of a plant / animal / insect).
Scientific surveying and monitoring
You will work alongside ecologists to help contribute to the development of new national collections and a DNA reference library for UK wildlife, using pioneering survey analysis technology.
Big bug hunt volunteers
You will help ecologists to monitor the species making a home in the chalk grasslands and butterfly banks sites, with a particular focus on invertebrates and pollinators. You will learn how to identify different species as well as working with the public to help them identify different bugs.
Social butterfly volunteers
As the name suggests you will be out and about speaking to local residents at Brilliant Butterflies events such as guided walks, activity days, craft sessions, school sessions, wildflower workshops, butterfly workshops, family drop-in events and more.