We are always looking for volunteers to help with our landscape and tree activities including:
- tree planting
- meadow cutting
- building otter holts
- creating paths
You don't need to have any experience, as we provide free training. We also hold events for our staff and volunteers.
You can volunteer whether you have a little bit of time now and then, or can help out on a regular basis. As long as you have enthusiasm, there are opportunities near you, whatever your age or skills.
There are lots of benefits to volunteering. As well as helping to improve opportunities for wildlife and access in the countryside, you can also:
- learn new skills
- meet new people
- build self esteem
- get work experience towards a new job or career change
- learning more about the local environment Volunteer for conservation work
Volunteer for conservation work
Our Landscape Services team work to:
- help conserve the landscape, both natural and man-made
- increase public awareness of conservation across the district
- make conservation improvements to benefit both people and wildlife
As we are a small team, much of the work we achieve is only possible with the help of volunteers. We have a number of volunteer community groups in the district who are always looking for extra help as there is always plenty to do.
You can contact our Landscape Services team if you would like to volunteer to help us with our conservation work.
Volunteer for the Tree Warden scheme
The tree warden scheme is a national initiative set up by the Tree Council. It aims to find volunteers with an interest in tree matters in their local community.
As a Tree Warden, you will work with our Landscape Services team to act as the eyes and ears of the district to protect and enhance the trees in our landscape.
You don’t need any experience to join the scheme, just an enthusiasm for trees. Our Landscape Services team will provide you with a handbook, training and advice on your role as a Tree Warden.
You can speak to our Landscape Services team if want to become a Tree Warden volunteer.
You can get more information on the scheme from the Tree Council.