Butterfly Conservation: Company limited by guarantee, registered in England (2206468)

Registered Office: Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QP

Charity registered in England & Wales (254937) and in Scotland (SCO39268)

VAT No. 565 9070 16

Butterfly Conservation

Saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Cornwall Branch

Who does Cornwall Butterfly Conservation work with?

CBC receive many requests for advice, help and support from lots of other organisations and groups in Cornwall. Here are some from the last year:

Cornwall Wildlife Trust, South West Lakes Trust, Forestry Commission , Falmouth University, Natural England, National Trust, Cornwall AONB, The Friends of Luxulyan Valley, Woodland Valley Organic Farm.


How do I know what opportunities there are to volunteer for?

Keep your eye on our Volunteering Opportunities page


How can I volunteer?

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jo Poland on 07800548832 or email: jogreenp@gmail.com

Jo is always pleased to hear from new volunteers and is happy to chat through any queries. We aim to be a friendly and inclusive organisation and look forward to your contact.


Comments from our volunteers about their experiences working with us:

"I love it, particularly the way volunteers are encouraged and organised ...I have learnt a lot and met a lot of lovely people."

"Thank you for all the wonderful days searching for rare butterflies on old mining sites - it was fun and informative too!"

What is Volunteering about?

We value our volunteers:

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation has put a great deal of effort in over the past two years to recruit, support and retain volunteers. In July 2014 the committee made a decision to appoint a paid part time volunteer coordinator to take responsibility for this priority area of the charities work. CBC now has over 180 active volunteers.

Who are our volunteers?

The CBC volunteers are a mixed age-range, keen and friendly group whose time can be called upon to freely support our many lepidoptera events across the county. The group operate all year round and in every part of Cornwall. Everyone's skills are valued and full training and instruction is always given.


What do volunteers do?

Support Butterfly Identification workshops

Guide butterfly walks

Help with identification at Moth events

Help deliver Educational stands at events

Cut down scrub and plant flowers on practical Conservation days

Undertake searches for butterflies & caterpillars

Record & monitor butterfly & moth populations

Raise funds by selling useful products

volunteers - Bodmin