Volunteering

There are many ways you can help to care for Dartmoor and gain new skills.

As part of our Donate for Dartmoor scheme, you can donate your time by volunteering for a variety of conservation projects, including practical work days with our Rangers.  Find out what’s coming up.

If you want to get involved, email hr@dartmoor.gov.uk telling us:

  • the type of volunteering you are interested in;
  • your availability;
  • what you want to gain from volunteering with us.

You can also receive information about volunteering events and other Dartmoor news by signing up to our e-newsletter.

Become a voluntary warden

The voluntary warden scheme is managed by the Ranger Service. Volunteers help the rangers with their duties and liaise with the community. They advise and help visitors to the Park, help promote enjoyment and understanding of Dartmoor’s special qualities and carry out practical projects. Please note that we are not recruiting new voluntary wardens right now as we are reviewing how we engage volunteers to support our Ranger Service.  Keep an eye on our website or sign up to our  e-newsletter to find out more.

Become a Dartmoor Ambassador

We are looking to recruit a number of volunteers to the role of Dartmoor Ambassador this summer. Based primarily at one of the three National Park Visitor Centres,  Dartmoor Ambassadors will be welcoming and directing visitors as they arrive at the Visitor Centres or be on hand to ensure that our visitors understand what makes Dartmoor so special.

To find out more or if you would like to be considered for a role as a Dartmoor Ambassador please contact vc@dartmoor.gov.uk

Lead education walks

We’re always looking for new people to lead walks and introductory tours for primary school groups. You need a broad understanding of Dartmoor’s habitats, wildlife and cultural heritage, an enjoyment of Dartmoor’s special qualities and the enthusiasm to share these with others.

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Lead Higher Uppacott tours

Higher Uppacott is a nationally important, Grade I-listed, medieval Devon longhouse. We provide guided visits for groups of up to 20 and we’re looking for people to lead tours of this amazing house. The visits are pre-booked so can be planned around your availability.

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Outreach volunteer

Help us reach new audiences in a variety of locations on the moor and at local agricultural shows, join our staff on our bespoke outreach vehicle.  Would suit someone with an outgoing personality and a passion for Dartmoor.

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Advise us on accessibility

The Dartmoor Local Access Forum is the statutory independent body which advises the Authority on improving access to the countryside within the National Park, in ways which address environmental, social and economic interests.

Find out more

Are you a park stakeholder or partner?

Dartmoor National Park Forum is a mechanism for partners, stakeholders and other interested parties to consider issues of policy relating to Dartmoor National Park and for their views to inform the formal decision-making process. Forum members are local authorities, national organisations and local special interest groups which reflects the range and variety of organisations and interest groups with an interest in the park and surrounding area.

Read the Forum’s constitution

More Dartmoor volunteering opportunities

Tavistock Taskforce – provides local people with volunteering opportunities in Dartmoor National Park and the local area. They go out three days a week with people of all ages and abilities and undertake a variety of tasks. Phone 01822 610071 or email tavy.taskforce@btconnect.com

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust – The Trust needs volunteers for a range of roles including conservation and working with ponies. Find out more about volunteering and the work of the Trust at www.dpht.co.uk

Sticklepath and Okehampton Conservation Group – the group improves the local area through conservation work. You can find out about new projects and how to get involved at www.stocgroup.org

Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group – an independent group of people interested in the tin mining heritage of Dartmoor. They help to conserve some of the mining sites and buildings. Find out more at www.dtrg.org.uk

Dartmoor Preservation Association – an independent member organisation that helps to look after Dartmoor. They are always looking for volunteers to do conservation work. Visit www.dartmoorpreservation.com

Chagford Conservation Group – a group completing conservation projects which benefit the Chagford community. They meet twice a month for full or half day projects. To find out more phone 01647 433307.

Moor Trees – A charity dedicated to recreating native woodland across Dartmoor and South Devon. Volunteers collect seeds, care for seedlings in the nurseries and plant trees out. Find out more at www.moortrees.org

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