Coast and countryside volunteering with the National Trust enables you to get outdoors and play a vital role in maintaining the environment for everyone to enjoy. Our outdoor volunteers have really varied roles, all of which aim to conserve precious natural environments for people and for wildlife.
You can get involved in tasks like dry stone walling, woodland work, maintaining fencing and pathways and/or counting butterflies on one of our bio-surveys. You may be able to create and lead guided walks to help our visitors enjoy and learn more about the wildlife here on the Lizard.
Whatever your interests, your aims, and your time availability, we may well be able to tailor something to suit.
If you live locally, and have a few hours spare now and again, then we might be able to match you to a specific role, for example joining a daily rota to check our livestock on the cliffs, becoming a volunteer steward at our small wireless museum at Lizard, or leading guided walks to help our visitors enjoy and learn more about the wildlife here on the Lizard. Our events information often details specific opportunities for volunteering with the Rangers (e.g coppicing days in the Autumn), and if this whets your appetite to become more involved then why not think about regularly volunteering with our practical team.
Every week day volunteers and Rangers head out from our base near Cadgwith, to undertake vital work across the peninsula from repairing fences, to maintaining the coastpath, and managing habitats for wildlife. Coast and countryside volunteering with the National Trust enables you to get outdoors and play a vital role in maintaining the environment for everyone to enjoy. If you live locally, and are interested in any of these volunteering opportunities, then please contact Elle.Parsons@nationaltrust.org.uk
For people wanting a career in the countryside, we offer four one year long residential Trainee Ranger positions. These positions are unwaged, but accommodation is provided, together with training in eg use of brushcutters, first aid etc, and the opportunity to complete a National Diploma free of charge. Completing a trainee Ranger placement with the National Trust is a proven way to get the experience required to gain countryside employment, and the NT Lizard Ranger team can offer a varied and fulfilling volunteer role, encompassing everything from practical skills to education and events. For further information on residential placements and how to apply, please contact Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org