A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

The National Trust, Natural England and Cornwall Wildlife Trust offer a variety of guided walks and events across the Lizard. Helping out with events is the perfect way to get out and about, learn more about the area and meet other like-minded people. Volunteering in this area can also help if you are trying to build your skills for a future career in conservation, as events experience is now a 'must' for any CV. You don't need to be an expert to help us with any of the opportunities below: we are just looking for an enthusiastic, friendly face!

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Guided Walks and Events:
Our guided walks are often wildlife-related, looking at rare plants, Cornish Choughs, butterflies and birds, etc. We also have archaeological walks and foraging walks throughout the year. We are looking for volunteers to help us lead these walks, and to talk to visitors about the area(s) we are walking in.

We also host and take part in a variety of events, such as the Royal Cornwall Show, Flora Day, Holifair, Little Big Gig, Mullion Harbour Day and other local festivals. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to help us set up and run activities at these events and to talk to people throughout the day about our conservation work. Full training is given where necessary.

Our events and guided walks run throughout the year. You can see our events calendar here in the 'What's on' panel (to the top right of the screen). If you are interested in helping at our events please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01326 291174.

For more information on Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) and Fox Club events visit the volunteering pages on the CWT website or for CWT events contact Andrea Toy on (01872) 273939, and for Fox Club contact Carolyn O'Hagan on (01872) 273939 ext. 204. 

watchpointWildlife Watchpoint:
We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about wildlife, who can help inspire visitors and get them closer to nature at our Wildlife Watchpoint at Lizard Point. The watchpoint is open daily from 10am-4pm from April to mid-September. As well as recording all of your wildlife sightings, you and the other Watchpoint volunteers will help visitors get great views of Atlantic Grey Seals, Cornish Choughs and other passing wildlife. Lizard Point is an amazing place to watch the world go by and a lovely place to meet like-minded people. Volunteering on the Watchpoint requires a regular commitment, ideally once a week or fortnight, but even once a month would help. If you are interested in volunteering at the Wildlife Watchpoint please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01326 291174.

litterBeach Cleaning:
Beach cleaning is an activity you can do either in your own time or as part of an organised group, such as Friends of Poldhu, or on an organised event like Clean Cornwall Week. Beach cleaning is a rewarding way to get out and about and spend time on many of our beautiful beaches while helping keep them safe and tidy for everybody to enjoy. As well as improving the beach for ourselves, beach cleaning also helps protect our wildlife both on land and at sea. You might not be able to clean the whole beach, nor might you be able to clean the beach more than once a month, but it doesn't matter - every little counts. If you would like to know more about our beach cleans on the Lizard please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01326 291174.

If you would prefer to go beach cleaning on your own, please check the weather and tide times before you go out and let someone know what you are planning to do and when you will be back. If you are cleaning one of our beaches please do get in touch, as we might be able to provide you with equipment if you officially enrol as a volunteer.

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Voluntary Marine Conservation Areas (VMCA):
If you live near a VMCA (Looe, Fowey, Helford, St Agnes or Polzeath) you can become involved as a volunteer. Volunteers can help in these areas with education work involving schools, the events programmes and environmental monitoring programmes. The Helford VMCA has an established group, called the Helford Marine Conservation Group. For more information about the group and how to get involved, please contact our coordinator Sue Scott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

lwsLizard Wireless Station:
If you have a few hours to spare once a fortnight or so, have an interest in local history and like chatting to people, then volunteering at Lizard Wireless Station may be for you. We are always looking for additional people to join our enthusiastic band of volunteers who open this small museum, home to some of Marconi's pioneering radio experiments, to the public. Volunteers tend to do one 3-hr shift a fortnight between Easter and October, but all help is appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering at the Lizard Wireless Station please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01326 291174.