Coronavirus (covid-19) update
In line with national guidance and government recommendations our Country Park sites are currently remaining open. Please continue to check back on our web pages and social media for updates, should this change.
Focusing on the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our top priority. We are taking additional measures at this time to protect the public including more frequent cleaning of car park ticket machines.
We have suspended group volunteer sessions.
We want you to continue to enjoy the open spaces our Country Parks provide but be mindful of others by practicing social distancing safely and to keeping up to date with the latest government guidance at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Country Parks Volunteering
The country parks include many different habitats, each requiring careful management at various times of the year. 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.
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.
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.
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
- tree planting
- bird box making
- wildlife surveying
- pond/river clearing
- creating paths and boardwalks
- heathland restoration
- reedbed management
- wild flower meadows
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.