Winter Work Party Volunteers - Tiptree Heath

Can you help manage the largest area of lowland heath in the country?

Tiptree Common was first recorded in 1401, when it would have been possible to walk on heathland all the way from Colchester to Maldon.  Now all that remains is Tiptree Heath, where the three species of Heather – Ling, Cross-leaved and Bell have been allowed to flourish.

The Heath is also managed sustainably by our small herd of Exmoor ponies who graze and help limit the invasive species that grow here!

We still need your help as the ponies can't manage it all on their own!

Winter work parties meet monthly on a Sunday morning and throughout the year on Tuesday afternoons.

Sunday work parties will run from 09:30 am until 12:30 pm on the following dates.

  • 10th November 2019
  • 8th December 2019
  • 19th January  2020
  • 9th February 2020

Tuesday work parties take place throughout the year from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm but are subject to change so please contact the warden beforehand to make sure the work party is running.

Please wear old work clothes suitable to the weather conditions and sturdy footwear.

Bring a drink and snack for coffee break.

Work groups gather in the main car park.

All volunteers must register in advance with the volunteering team. 


Volunteers need a willingness to be outside for an extended period of time, to closely listen to a supervisor and an ability to work safely with other volunteers.

A good level of fitness is required to be able to work on uneven ground and use hand tools safely.  


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses may be reimbursed, but this must be discussed prior to claiming.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 17/10/2019

End Date: 17/10/2020

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No Yes
Afternoon No Yes No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

No minimum commitment.


This opportunity is available in: Colchester, Maldon

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