Volunteering

Would you like to help your local park or nature reserve? We are always on the look out for enthusiastic, committed people who want to make a real and lasting difference in their local community. By volunteering, you won’t just be having a positive impact in your community, you’ll also meet new people, gain a wide range of skills and experiences and improve your CV.

The volunteering opportunities at our sites can be tailored to your skills and interests and the best thing is – you don’t have to have any prior experience to get involved!

We already have hundreds of fantastic volunteers who are instrumental to us, so if you’d like to get involved, then see the various ways you can do so below.

Conservation

If you are keen to get involved with conserving the area and supporting wildlife, there are a variety of activities you can do.

Here are some examples:

  • Clearing steams and wetland areas
  • Helping to create new habitats to attract different species, such as wildflower meadows and woodlands
  • Litter picking
  • Planting trees and wildflowers
  • Collecting seeds to grow new tress
  • Help to build and install new homes for wildlife, such as otter holts

Maintenance

If you are handy with your hands and like to keep active, then you may like to help maintain your park. Here are some examples of how you can get involved:

  • Hedge building
  • Building and repairing fences
  • Painting fences
  • Repairing paths
  • Litter picking
  • Tidying up
  • Moving soil and moving trees

Events

We run several different types of events all through the year at our sites. These range from regular guided nature walks to Family Fun Days, community open days and seasonal events.

These can be organised by the site rangers or by a local ‘Friends of’ group and there will be different types of support you can do, such as help out at a specific event, or speak with the ‘Friend of’ group to get involved in bigger events.

Examples of these are:

  • Run and manage events
  • Health and safety support
  • Promote events, such as through handing out flyers, word of mouth, using social media
  • Help with set up, tidy up and man the stalls
  • Meeting and greeting on the day
  • Selling raffle tickets or fundraising
  • Provide suggestions

Offer your skills

If you have a particular skill or area of knowledge, such as bird or insect identification, you may be interested in leading or assisting with activities or workshops.

Examples are:

  • Bird watching activities
  • Night time bat walks
  • Insect and wildflower identification events

Half an hour here or there

If you don’t have much time, or don’t want to get involved in specific activities, you can still get involved simply whilst you enjoy the park.

Here are some ideas:

  • Record any wildlife and let us know!
  • Be an extra pair of eyes and ears for reporting issues or causes of concern, such as broken fences (keep the site ranger’s contact details to hand so you can let them know)
  • Litter pick, helping to keep the place tidy

How to get in touch

You can register your interest with The Land Trust directly or with a site ranger and you will be contacted as and when opportunities arise.

Contact us at the Land Trust directly.

Find a site near you – the contact details of the site ranger are listed in the ‘Visitor Information’ section.

Further Reading


Members of the Green Angels training initiative

It was a very physical day but worth every moment. It’s great the give back to the community and to see the difference you made at the end of the day.

Tim Green, Skanska Corporate Volunteer

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