Business Volunteering

Our business volunteering programme gives your employees the opportunity to volunteer in the parks and local nature reserves, where they will learn practical skills that involve lots of hands-on activities and working together; this is team building in the great outdoors.


We offer a wide range of volunteering activities in Chelmsford. All tasks form part of our management plans for each site, such as planting young trees, building a culvert bridge, undertaking pond restoration, heather management at our lowland heath site, to helping build an outdoor classroom– the list goes on. All the days are led by our Parks Volunteer Leader and her assistant. All tools and equipment that are required will be provided and the day can be tailored around you.

We can host groups of between 8 – 40 individuals, for either half a day or a full day, and no prior experience is needed to participate.


Benefits for you and your employees

    • Enjoyment of a rewarding day in an inspirational setting
    • Improve employee health and wellbeing
    • Encourage team work and relationship building
    • Opportunity to give something back to your local environment
    • Demonstrate your company’s commitment and values
    • Safe and inclusive enjoyable experience


Days are free, and all tools and materials are provided but companies/ groups can choose to make a donation to the project.



Feedback from volunteers was extremely positive, with staff members stating that they would love to do more

At the start of December, 25 staff and students from ARU took part in a half day of tree planting organised by Chelmsford City Council. The event was extremely well organised, with staff from the Council providing us with detailed information and support in the lead up to the planting. The team of volunteers had a wonderful time and managed to plant an incredible 1000 trees on the day. A planned aftercare session was due to take place in May but had to be postponed due to coronavirus. Feedback from volunteers was extremely positive, with almost all staff members stating that they would love to do more of this type of work. We hope to be able to do more planting with the Council in their 2021 tree planting season.  

Victoria, Anglia Ruskin University

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