Hares at Elmley

Friends of Elmley

The Friends of Elmley is a group for those who enjoy Elmley and wish to support our work.

Redshank at Elmley

How to join

Thank you for looking into joining the Friends of Elmley.
We receive no public funds from any source for the visitor facilities and all monies generated are spent solely on maintenance of and improvements to visitor facilities and conservation at Elmley. Thank you for your continued support.

Annual Friends of Elmley memberships are priced as:

Single Person - £35.00

Couple/Family - £45.00

Your membership includes:

  • Reserve access without ticket purchase on our open days. (Please note that our opening days will change seasonally.)

Currently we are open on Wednesday-Sunday 9am until 5pm.

Every first Thursday of the month we offer Friends out of hours access, until 9pm to enjoy the reserve until dusk.

  • Monthly e-newsletters with our latest nature updates, including sightings, photos
  • Volunteering information and opportunities on the reserve
  • Frequent zoom sessions to get to know other Friends
  • New for 2022 – Friends events

To find out more please email friends@elmleynaturereserve.co.uk. Thank you very much.

Volunteers at Elmley Nature Reserve


Volunteers are always welcome to help with conservation work, wardening, wildlife surveys counts and maintenance of the visitor facilities. Our regular group of volunteers meet on a Monday. If you are unable to make a regular commitment we often hold one-off work parties, often at weekends.

We also offer residential volunteer placements, and are happy to host work experience placements and research projects.

Please contact info@elmleynaturereserve.co.uk if you would like to get involved.