Our Countryside team welcomes and supports practical conservation volunteers at all our main countryside parks.

Countryside Volunteering

Countryside volunteering is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and at the same time do something good for your local community. People who have volunteered have made new friends, learnt new skills and benefited from improved access to their favourite local walks.


Become a countryside volunteer

We have weekly voluntary practical conservation days at Ham Hill Country Park (Wednesday), Yeovil Country Park (Thursday) and Chard Reservoir (Friday). Volunteers meet our rangers at the park at 9.30am and finish work around 3pm, with about an hour for lunch- tea and coffee is provided. Typical conservation tasks include tree maintenance, scrub clearance and general site maintenance.

Volunteers do not need any previous experience and skills, all we ask is that they have a reasonable level of fitness and a good sense of humour!

We also welcome volunteers willing to help with surveying flora and fauna, assistance with events and school visits, and any other skills that we could put to use. Volunteering with the countryside team is the ideal opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and work in the great outdoors!

Contact us to become a Countryside volunteer