Carden Hill - Conservation Volunteer

Brighton and Hove City Council

Register your Interest

Brighton and Hove City Council welcomes volunteer enquiries to undertake practical conservation and habitat management on Carden Hill in Hollingbury. Roles include: tree planting, staking and tying; invasive weed reduction; litter picking; scrub clearance, wildflower planting, stock fence construction and an opportunity to join the City Parks Ranger Lookering programme to help with future sheep grazing.

Please note, some of these roles may not become applicable for a year or two while we establish some of the wildlife habitats.


No experience is necessary but a willingness to work outside in a variety of weather conditions is important.

We welcome applications from people with previous experience of gardening or wildlife conservation but training is provided so this is not a pre-requirement to getting involved.


The chance to get involved in a local initiative and give something back to the community

An opportunity to gain new practical skills and learn more about wildlife and conservation

The chance to meet new people, socialise and make new  friends with similar interests

Practical Considerations

The site Carden Hill is a reasonably steep slope covered with long grass and other vegetation. It is serviced at  its lower level by a concrete, paved path leading from the Stanmer Heights Estate.

There is a nearby bus stop on Carden Hill, serviced by the 5B and 76 buses.

The Old Boat Community Center has toilet facilities during opening hours which are currently 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.

When do I need to be available?

Start Date 14/05/2021
End Date 31/12/2022
Details Volunteer sessions (10am to 1pm) are currently arranged across a variety of days but regular days will eventually be established.
Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Carden Park
Carden Hill

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Age/Gender Restrictions
    Over 18s only
  • Disabled Access
    Much of the site is an overgrown hillside and therefore provides challenging conditions for people with physical disabilities however we will do our best to ensure people can get involved wherever and whenever possible.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
    We use the Brighton & Hove City Council Equal Opportunities policy
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
    Risk Assessments are used throughout. Health & Safety/tool talks/demonstrations will be given before work commences.
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
    Volunteers will be covered by Brighton & Hove City Council's insurance as long as they adhere to the guidance provided in the relevant Risk Assessment/Method Statement for the activity being undertaken and are working as instructed.
  • Other
  • Restrictions
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • Training