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Could you be an ant ambassador? We’re looking for volunteers of all ages to join us in August for some hands-on science!

Don’t worry if you haven’t done anything like this before – we’ll give you all the training you need. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and help us care for the creatures in Bushy Park. Measuring ant hills is easy, and great fun for all the family!

Volunteer application form

Please select the sessions you would like to join by 5pm, Friday 27 July 2018. We will be in touch closer to the event with further details.

For further information please contact Bryony Cross on 0300 061 2289 or at

Thank you for your interest!

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

Personal information (Adults 18+)

Are you 18 years or older? *

Children attending

Measuring ant hills is a fun activity for all the family, and supervised children are most welcome! There is no age limit, but as the data we collect is of important scientific value, we ask that only children who are able to focus on the task for a full two hour shift attend.

Please indicate below the number and ages of any children you would like to bring with you:

Age range Number
0-5 years
6-9 years
10-13 years
14-18 years


Which Ant Survey sessions would you like to join? *

If you sign up for the date it will automatically assumed that you will be attending. If this changes please could you email to let us know.


These training sessions will introduce you to fieldwork techniques and the equipment you’ll be using, and are a great opportunity to learn new skills. We require all volunteers to attend one training session before taking part in the fieldwork.

Can you make the training date?

Travel to Bushy Park

We'd appreciate it if people used environmentally friendly modes of transport (e.g. walk, cycling, public transport or car sharing) to get to Bushy Park.

Please confirm your planned mode of transport to and from the volunteer session? *

Emergency contact details

In case of an emergency in the field, please supply details of a named contact:

Media release declaration

We would like to take photos and other imagery during the survey which may be used on The Royal Parks website, social media channels and printed materials to help promote our work.

Are you happy to be included in these photos? *

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