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 and regular events.
We welcome volunteers to join us at our regular events and you may be interested in some of the roles set out below. Regrettably, we are currently unable to accommodate corporate volunteering or groups.
If you have a question about volunteering on Dartmoor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UK National Parks want YOU to Look Wild
Dartmoor has joined with the UK’s 15 National Parks to launch #LookWild, a new citizen science project to map and record the different species of plants and animals they see both inside and outside of National Parks. This growing database will help the National Parks in their collective effort to restore nature and ensure thriving ecosystems.
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.
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.
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.
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 currently recruiting voluntary wardens 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.
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
You can also volunteer on Dartmoor with one of the many groups that offer volunteering opportunities: Dartmoor Volunteer Network Groups
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Not found what you are looking for with us? Head over to Exmoor National Park website for more volunteering opportunities Get Involved on Exmoor National Park.