Why Volunteer?

Volunteer with us to help observe, monitor and record the biodiversity in Cody Dock and Cody Wilds, while learning about protection of the natural environment!

Local Ecology

The ‘natural’ reed beds, river banks, dock and surrounding area itself are important for local biodiversity. The local environment comprises of intertidal mudflats, remnant woodland, brownfield sites and riparian vegetation, all providing valuable connectivity for local wildlife.

There is a data gap which includes this stretch of the river. Volunteers will help observe, monitor and record the biodiversity here as the area changes rapidly, informing national data sets while learning about protection of the natural environment.


Our environmental team survey and monitor the local environment and ecology, helping to study the importance of the lower Lea valley. This helps us to make informed decisions about our site development and give us the tools to make informed interventions, so we can create new habitats and conserve existing ones!

Join us on an intertidal survey, monitor water quality, join a butterfly or bat walk, record bird species or just come and plant a couple of hundred trees!

More Information!

Sessions are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10:30am-3pm.
To book a place and for more information, follow the link below to the booking page or contact [email protected].

No experience necessary.
All sessions are facilitated by Cody Dock’s volunteer coordinators. All Personal Protective Equipment provided.
Please note: due to the current circumstances surrounding covid-19 we have reduced the groups maximum number of people to 6.

Sign up to a volunteer session!

Get your binoculars out and relax by the river watching local birdlife, get your waders out and get ready to get into a canoe to explore the mudflats, help count the diversity of invertebrate fauna living in the green spaces or improve local air quality by planting trees which also improve local woodland and tow paths!

There are activities suitable for all so come and have a go!

Check out local Wildlife Data!

We are collecting a range of ecological data and are beginning to map this progress, you can submit records and find out what other people have seen by visiting our open source wildlife data page!

If you have made any cool sightings or have found something that you can’t identify submit it to us and we will try and help!

Schools & Groups

We are always excited to take group bookings from; schools, colleges, universities, community and corporate groups! We usually require small costs depending on the type and size of the booking but we are always happy to answer questions. Please forward queries related to education and youth groups to [email protected], and for any community days get in touch with [email protected] and for corporate days email [email protected]