Volunteering in Outdoor Education

Many of the educational activities and community events held outdoors on the Lizard are run by the Wild Lizard Education Ranger, through The Wild Lizard Project. The project is funded by several partnership organisations, including the National Trust, Natural England, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Group.

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Through the Wild Lizard Project we aim to promote the understanding of wildlife and its management on the Lizard, by increasing opportunities for local communities and volunteers to be more involved in their natural environment.

Alongside our programme of events and presence at local festivals, we also offer inspiring days out for school groups. We cover a broad range of activities, everything from rockpool rambles, bushcraft and pond dipping to wild art. For more information visit the education pages

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These days out are held at a variety of sites on some of the most beautiful parts of the Lizard. We provide quality outdoor learning to ensure that school children gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of their natural environment, in the hope that it will be cared for by future generations.

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None of these inspiring activities could be run without the support of volunteers, so we are always happy to hear from people who would be interested in volunteering with us. Not only is volunteering with us very rewarding but it is also lots of fun and essential experience for anyone hoping to follow a career in conservation. No previous experience is required, just a love of the outdoors and a willingness to work with other people and learn new skills.

If you would like to help us inspire and enthuse people about the outdoors, please contact the Wild Lizard Education Ranger: claire.scott@nationaltrust.org.uk or 01326 291174.