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

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation volunteer opportunities

Refer here for complete listing and updates of volunteer opportunities

Please visit regularly as information is added on a continuous basis. You may wish to add it to your favourites if you are a regular volunteer.


To secure a place on any of the events you must book in advance. You can do this by contacting Jo Poland, our Volunteer Coordinator by email: jogreenp@gmail.com or by phone: 07800548832

We car share wherever possible to be economical and to minimise our effect on the natural environment. Lifts for all of our events are available so let Jo know if you need help with transport.

Scrub bashing on the Mid Cornwall Moors - photo credit Max Thompson

Location & Date

Details

Open Day, King Edward Mine

Troon, nr Camborne TR14 9DP

Grid Reference SW665389

Sunday 30/4/2017

9 am to 4.30 pm

We will be having an indoor stall for the purposes of publicity, education, fundraising and recruitment. We will have free craft activities and our fundraising game for children and we hope to have some live moths and/or caterpillars. There will be a chance to wear antennae! Come and help at this popular family event! Even a couple of hours would be a great help, we hope to work in shifts and have time to enjoy the rest of the event. It is open to the public from 10am until 4 pm. Kathy Wood will be leading this event: kathjwood@hotmail.co.uk

BioBlitz Tremough

University of Exeter Cornwall/Penryn Campus, TR10 9EZ

Saturday 06/05/17

10am to 4pm

We are having two stalls at this wonderful, student led annual event. We will be fundraising, running children's activities and also leading a butterfly & moth walk in the afternoon. We would like to have a rota of volunteers to cover this, with slots covering a two hour period. This means that you will still have plenty of time to enjoy the BioBlitz! If you can spare some time, we would love to hear from you.

St Breward Butterfly search day (1)

Meet at the lay-bys near Gam Bridge, Tuckingmill, Nr St Breward, PL30 4PQ

Grid reference: SX090778

Friday 19/05/17

11am to 4pm

We will be searching four local sites for the endangered Pearl-bordered Fritillary and recording all that we see. If you have not seen this butterfly before, this would be a great day to join in with. No experience needed and beginners most welcome.

Polcrebo Downs

Meet at Nancegollan Industrial Estate, off An Vownder Goth, Nancegollan, TR13 0BN.

Grid reference: SW638321

Tuesday 30/5/17

11am to 4pm

Dingy Skipper butterfly survey day at this old mining site. Our previous search in 2015 revealed Common Bird's-Foot-trefoil, the caterpillar food plant. We hope to establish the presence or absence of this well camouflaged priority species during its flight period. (The back up day for this event is Monday 29/5/17).

Bodmin Moor Butterfly search day (2)

Meet at South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4LH

Grid reference: SX107750

Thursday 01/06/17

11am to 3.30pm

We will be searching for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor. Local people are especially welcome as our trained volunteers will be pleased to support you.  

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded  'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Higher Langdon Farm

Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6SD

Grid reference: SX206732

Tuesday 06/06/17

11am to 3:30pm

Marsh Fritillary butterfly survey training day. Come and learn the skills needed to recognise and survey for this nationally endangered butterfly. Beginners most welcome. (Back up day for this event is Wednesday 07/06/17).

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded  'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Criggan Moor

Meet at Natural England's Office, Unit 5 & 6, Victoria Trading Estate, Roche, St Austell, PL26 8LX.

Grid reference: SW991616

Thursday 08/06/17

10:30am to 3.30pm

We will be working in partnership with Natural England to survey some under-recorded sites that may host the Marsh Fritillary butterfly. There may be some difficult terrain to cover, so wellies and a stick are essential.

Bodmin Moor Butterfly search day (3)

Meet at South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4LH

Grid reference: SX107750

Monday 12/06/17

11am to 3.30pm

We will be searching for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor. Local people and beginners are especially welcome as our trained volunteers will be pleased to support you.  

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded  'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Bodmin Moor Butterfly search day (4)

Meet at South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4LH

Grid reference: SX107750

Wednesday 14/06/17

11am to 3.30pm

We will be searching for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor. Local people and beginners are especially welcome as our trained volunteers will be pleased to support you.  

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded  'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Bodmin Moor Butterfly search day (5)

Meet at South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4LH

Grid reference: SX107750

Tuesday 20/06/17

11am to 3.30pm

We will be searching for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor. Local people and beginners are especially welcome as our trained volunteers will be pleased to support you.  

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded  'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Bodmin Moor Butterfly search day (6)

Meet at Higher Langdon Farm

Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 6SD

Grid reference: SX206732

Thursday 22/06/17

11am to 3:30pm

We will be searching for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor. Local people and beginners are especially welcome as our trained volunteers will be pleased to support you.  

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded  'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

St Issey Church of England School
Mid-Summers day Craft Fair, Gardeners Way
St Issey PL27 7RN
Grid reference:   SW929715
Saturday 24/6/2017

10:00am to 17:30pm

The residents of St Issey love butterflies! The school has designed and built a splendid garden area with a special emphasis on attracting butterflies. We want to support them on their fund raising day and they have invited us to attend with our own sales stall and also run some children's activities at this event. Can you help us? You needn't be there all day - just a couple of hours of your time would be fantastic. Please get in touch if you can help.

Bodmin Moor Butterfly search day (7)

Meet at South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4LH

Grid reference: SX107750

Monday 26/06/17

11am to 3.30pm

We will be searching for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor. Local people and beginners are especially welcome as our trained volunteers will be pleased to support you.  

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded  'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Bodmin Moor Butterfly search day (8)

Meet at South Penquite Farm, Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4LH

Grid reference: SX107750

Wednesday 28/06/17

11am to 3.30pm

We will be searching for Marsh Fritillary butterflies at a beautiful location on Bodmin Moor. Local people and beginners are especially welcome as our trained volunteers will be pleased to support you.  

This event is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded  'All the Moor Butterflies' project.

Lethytep

Penadlake, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 2PG

Grid reference:  SX175588

Saturday 01/07/17

10am to 6pm (please note that this event

opens to the public at midday)

Cornwall Butterfly Conservation Open Day supporting Plantlife's National Meadows Day.

If you volunteer to help us fund raise at this event you will get Free Entry (including food). We need all the help we can get because there is an amazing incentive: Barclays Bank in Liskeard have offered to double the money that we raise on this day!

Polcrebo Downs

Meet at Nancegollan Industrial Estate, off An Vownder Goth, Nancegollan, Cornwall, TR13 0BN.

Grid reference: SW638321

Tuesday 11/07/17

11am to 4pm

Silver-studded Blue butterfly survey day at this old mining site. When we searched for butterflies here in 2015 we just missed the flight period for this priority species. So, we are going back for another careful look. (The back up day for this event is Wednesday 12/07/17).

Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary

Murrayton House, St Martins, Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1NZ.

Grid reference:SX279547

Sunday 27/08/17

10am to 4.30pm (please note that this event opens to the public at 11am)

We will be attending the Monkey Sanctuary's Native Wildlife Day with our fundraising and information stand. We are hoping to have some live moths and also to lead a butterfly & moth walk in the afternoon. We would like to have a rota of volunteers to cover this, with slots covering a two hour period. This means that you will still have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and check out the sea view!

Kehelland Apple Day
Kehelland Farm Nr Camborne, TR14 0DD
Grid reference: SW623410
Saturday 14/10/2017

All day event

We will be attending the wonderful Apple Day again with our sales stall and also an exhibition of live moths and caterpillars to enthral the public. We will be running some exciting children's activities. Can you help us? You needn't be there all day and no special knowledge is needed - just enthusiasm and a couple of hours of your time would be wonderful. Please let us know if you can help us at this great family event.