Volunteering at Walthamstow Wetlands

Volunteering at Walthamstow Wetlands

Volunteering day at Walthamstow Wetlands credit Penny Dixie

Following new government guidance on social distancing, London Wildlife Trust have suspended all volunteering activities at Walthamstow Wetlands for the foreseeable future. Please click here for all site updates in light of current outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands credit Ian Phillips

Wetland habitats are extremely rare in urban areas. To protect the nature reserve’s future legacy, London Wildlife Trust is working alongside Thames Water and Waltham Forest Council to ensure the long-term management of the wildlife territories through conservation work.


Cormorant at Walthamstow Wetlands

Cormorant at Walthamstow Wetlands credit Ian Phillips

The team has enriched existing habitats as well as created entirely new ones, in order to attract a diversity of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife. In addition, we have introduced new reedbeds in the low-lying reservoirs to support wildfowl populations and attract rare birds.

Walthamstow Wetlands Engine House and Meadow

Walthamstow Wetlands Engine House and Meadow credit Ian Phillips

Trees have also been planted and new meadows and grasslands created, while bat roosting boxes, bird nest boxes and bird feeding stations have been created and placed throughout the site.

We have a range of exciting volunteering opportunities, available for people of all abilities, to help protect the future of Walthamstow Wetlands. Everyone is welcome.

You can get involved and help us care for the habitats, by assisting as a guide on various tours and workshops or as a welcome host in the visitor centre, as well as volunteering at larger events that will be taking place on the site.

For more information on volunteering opportunities at Walthamstow Wetlands, please ask at the front desk or email verangers@wildlondon.org.uk directly.