The London & West Middlesex National Trust Volunteers are an environmental conservation group, who perform practical conservation work on National Trust properties at weekends, throughout England and Wales. The group is a voluntary non-profit-making organisation.
Last year was our 40th anniversary which was celebrated with a Megabash and Barn Dance. We had over 50 volunteers out at Blackdown in Surrey, the highest point in the South Downs National Park, for one weekend giving just over 400 volunteer hours. In those 40 years the group has volunteered for over 200,000 hours for the National Trust. During 2017 we had a total of 2,651 volunteer hours for the National Trust.
The top 10 volunteers provided 42% of the total hours, and the top 20 63%. The top volunteer attended 16 projects and gave up 175 hours of time.
The group, which was founded in 1977, draws its membership primarily from London and the Home Counties, but does have members all over Britain.
We have about 105 members, plus others who join us on events, from a wide range of backgrounds, age groups and skills. Our work parties tend to vary in size between 6 and 18 people.