We are looking for countryside volunteers!

NNDC's rangers run volunteer conservation groups for people who would like to help with practical management work, wildlife surveys and other site improvement projects. As we are such a small team, with 14 sites to manage, the help of volunteers is crucial for us to be able to keep our sites consistently well managed and looking great.

Come along and carry out practical conservation work to help improve habitats for wildlife where you can lend a hand with physically active work and learn new skills such as tree planting and pruning, making wildlife homes, and much more!

Become a volunteer and meet new people. We'll even provide gloves and tea and coffee. We welcome anyone over 16 to our sessions, with children allowed to attend our ad-hoc family volunteering events - these are scheduled at various times throughout the year. Check our events and activities section.

How to get involved

You don't have to book, but if you are thinking about joining us, please send us a quick email at countryside@north-norfolk.gov.uk to add your details to our list of volunteers. It will enable us to contact you if we have to change or cancel planned sessions. Volunteer events are free unless otherwise stated - don't forget to dress appropriately for the conditions on the day.

Our volunteer sessions take place at:

  • Holt Country Park: Every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm
  • Pretty Corner Woods: Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm
  • Sadlers Wood: Every other Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Warren Woods: Every other Wednesday from 1.30pm to 3pm

Please see the flyer at the bottom of this webpage for full details.

Volunteering for industry experience

Opportunities exist for individual volunteers to join the team to gain experience in Countryside Management and alike. You may want to support your studies, to see if being a ranger is something you would like to pursue or to offer your skills and experience you already have to help the team. Whatever your reason for wishing to volunteer, we would be happy to talk to you about it and discuss the options open at that particular time.

For an informal discussion, please contact Colin Brown at colin.brown@north-norfolk.gov.uk, 01263 516001 or contact Annie Gedge at anne-marie.gedge@north-norfolk.gov.uk, 01263 712610.

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