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Volunteering in parks

If you would like to get fit, help local wildlife, learn a new skill and make some new friends, contact us to discuss what opportunities are available. It’s up to you how much, or how little you wish to be involved. We can also offer group volunteer sessions.

The rangers actively encourage people to volunteer and work with us to develop and enhance our parks.

Benefits of volunteering

You'll get the chance to:

  • work in the fresh air
  • get exercise
  • make new friends
  • have fun
  • learn new skills
  • enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done
  • help improve the environment
  • learn more about ecology and conservation

Fitness levels

Tasks are undertaken at your own pace and there are plenty of opportunities for refreshments.

However, if you are unsure about your fitness and wish to further discuss what is involved, please get in touch.

Tasks

The types of work undertaken are extremely varied but conservation work such as tree planting, hedge-laying and access improvements are popular.

Some people get involved in the day to day management of a park, Friends of Parks groups, or specific projects.

Not all parks are able to offer volunteering opportunities to individuals due to the nature of the work involved and rangers’ availability.

What to bring

  • Clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • Strong footwear or wellies – steel toe caps are ideal
  • Warm clothes (lots of layers)
  • Waterproofs
  • Packed lunch
  • Gloves (if possible)
  • Hats (for shade in hot weather)

What we provide

  • Instruction on how to use tools safely
  • Tools and equipment
  • The reasons behind the task and how it will benefit the habitat and the wildlife that lives in it
  • Refreshments - hot drinks and maybe even the odd biscuit
  • Any specialist Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) relevant to the task

Contact us

For more information, email [email protected].

Last updated 11 April 2022