The country parks include many different habitats, each requiring careful management at various times of the year. This work is supported by teams of Country Park Volunteers who play an important role in managing our parks and supporting the Country Park Rangers.

Our Country Park Rangers plan and organise this management programme which includes activities such as coppicing and woodland management, looking after wild flower meadows, surveying wildlife and wetland management.

Would you like to become a Country Park Volunteer?

If so, you can help in the management of these special areas, help local wildlife, learn new skills and make new friends. Why not register as a Country Parks Volunteer and come along to one of our conservation volunteer days?

We do not ask for big commitments from our volunteers, once registered you can attend as many or as few sessions as you would like. You can find a list of the different groups on our website.

We provide tools, any necessary equipment and refreshments.

Volunteers need to bring the following to activity sessions : –

  • Lunch and a cold drink
  • Suitable outdoor work clothes including wet weather gear
  • Boots and gloves if you have them

Six volunteer groups work throughout the county on a variety of practical tasks. These include:

  • hedge laying
  • coppicing
  • tree planting
  • bird box making
  • wildlife surveying
  • pond/river clearing
  • creating paths and boardwalks
  • heathland restoration
  • reedbed management
  • wild flower meadows and more

You don’t need to be experienced in conservation and natural history – we will teach you all you need to know to be able to help manage these valuable areas. Although many of the sessions involve practical activities you will always have the freedom to take everything at your own pace.

Contact us to find out more.