Find out about volunteering opportunities to help the environment near you.

You can volunteer to help the environment with us as a council or some of our partners.

Sutton Council volunteering opportunities

We work in partnership with some local groups to organise volunteering in our parks and green sites. You can get involved in practical conservation activities to help look after these sites.

Sutton Tree Wardens and local gardening groups

Our Sutton Tree Wardens or local gardening groups are supported by our Parks team.

Email Dawn Fielding for more information.

Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers

Join Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers to help Sutton’s many nature sites. You can assist with practical activities organised by our Biodiversity Team.

Visit the Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers website or email Mark Featherstone to find out more.

Volunteer with local charities and organisations

Sutton has a great range of charities and voluntary organisations who are working to improve our area.

'Friends of' groups

Join the local ‘friends of’ group to volunteer to help improve your local park or green space, promote their benefits, and meet new people.

South East Rivers Trust

The South East Rivers Trust is restoring the River Wandle. Take part in one of their many volunteer days held throughout the year. 

Repair Cafes

There are 2 Repair Cafes run by volunteers to help residents fix their broken household goods and keep them in use longer. They are always on the look-out for volunteers and fixers. Find out more about the Ruskin Road Repair Cafe in Carshalton, or the Sutton Repair Cafe based in Cheam. 


Carshalton based charity EcoLocal cover a wide range of activities and interests such as:

  • helping steward events
  • gardening
  • office admin support

Visit the EcoLocal website to find out more.

Sutton Community Farm

Find out about volunteer opportunities at Sutton Community Farm in Wallington, such as:

  • Growing crops
  • VegBox packing
  • helping at events
  • site maintenance
  • biodiversity

Litter Picking

There are a number of different litter picking groups around Sutton. 

You can organise, promote or join your local community in a litter pick via Sutton Litter Pickers facebook group.

Sutton Fairtrade Group

Join the Sutton Fairtrade Group to support local Fairtrade activity and contribute to Sutton's work as a Fairtrade borough.

Volunteer Centre Sutton

Register with the Volunteer Centre Sutton and check their website for volunteer opportunities.

National Trust

The National Trust often need volunteers in different environmental roles. Use their volunteering search tool to find opportunities. Properties near Sutton include Morden Hall Park, Polesden Lacey and Ham House.  

Wilderness Island

Surrey Wildlife Trust manages Wilderness Island. Visit their website for volunteering opportunities in and near Sutton.     

Contact us

Email our sustainability team to tell us about other organisations offering environmental volunteering in Sutton.