Isle of Wight Green Gym

Caring for our Island's countryside since 2003.

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Green Gym is fun and free! We welcome all ages and levels of fitness - under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. A range of activities is usually on offer, subject to the site and tasks for the day. New volunteers are shown how to use the hand tools effectively and safely (we do not use power tools), and we provide personal protection equipment where necessary. Training courses are available from time to time.

We meet every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm - please email for details of upcoming dates and locations. Please also note the following:

  • We would love you to join us, but we do need to consider health and safety and make sure we bring enough tools etc. So If you are new to the group, please email before attending to get more information.

  • Check your emails just before the session in case of last minute changes.

  • Wear old clothing suitable for the task and the weather, including thorn proof gloves, and sturdy shoes or boots, not trainers or sandals!

  • We usually have a tea break - please bring some refreshments!!

  • Make sure that your tetanus inoculation is up to date.

  • Bring any medication that you may need.

  • Let us know if you are willing to car share.

  • Most sites are near public transport. For details of Southern Vectis services, go to

Other opportunities
If you decide that Green Gym is not for you, there are many other conservation and environmental volunteering opportunities on the Isle of Wight.
The website of IW Volunteer Centre (run by Community Action Isle of Wight) has a search facility in which you can specify location, interests, activities and availability. (Contact details:, (01983) 539377, email

Last updated 04/11/2023

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