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Practical conservation

Volunteer task at Rosedale Churchyard by Ami WalkerVolunteer task at Rosedale Churchyard by Ami Walker

Practical conservation volunteers meet in small groups throughout the week to undertake a range of tasks in the National Park.  Tasks vary during the year and in the past have included habitat management for a range of species, tree planting, maintaining public rights of way and helping to maintain National Park property such as car parks. 

Volunteering on practical countryside management tasks gives volunteers the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new friends, keep fit and help to look after this important landscape at the same time. 

We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and have groups that meet throughout the week.  Volunteers will need a reasonable level of fitness, be enthusiastic and not mind working in most weather conditions.  Volunteers under 16 will need to accompanied by an adult, those 16-18 will need parental consent. 

The National Park Authority works in partnership with a number of organisations to deliver these tasks including the National Trust, Hawk and Owl Trust, Forestry Commission and Butterfly Conservation.

Please see our Current Volunteering Opportunities page for information on other projects currently available.