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The Tooting Common Heritage Project is looking for volunteers! There are many opportunities to get involved with, either on a short-term basis or by regularly committing time to a specific project or group.

Volunteering is a rewarding experience it provides the opportunity to learn about your local environment, enhance your skills, improve your health and well-being and meet new people.


You will be able to contribute to enhancing the natural and cultural heritage of the Common and make a real difference to both you and your local community.


  • recording and monitoring wildlife; including wetland birds, bats, butterflies and dragonflies

  • recording and monitoring heritage landscapes; including acid grassland and veteran trees

  • researching the natural, built and cultural history and heritage of Tooting Common

  • conducting oral history interviews with seniors and elders about the history of Tooting Common and transcribing the newly created audio interviews

  • surveying visitor numbers to improve understanding of the use of Tooting Common

  • leading or stewarding guided tours and walks

  • designing and developing self-guided heritage/wildlife trails

Training and equipment will be provided and associated travel and research expenses will be reimbursed.

Register your interest in volunteering using the online form below.

For more information, please get in touch with the Tooting Common Heritage Project Team at:


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There are also opportunities to get involved with the heritage project through one of the project’s participating partners:

The Woodfield Project

This group is dedicated to returning the Woodfield pavilion to public use and is looking for enthusiastic volunteers for a variety of different opportunities. For more information please visit or email:

South London Swimming Club

There are plenty of volunteering opportunities on offer as part of the heritage restoration of Tooting Bec Lido and the interpretation of its history. For more information please visit or email: 

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