Get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved on Exmoor

Here on Exmoor we are really lucky to have a team of people who work with us to help look after this amazing place, and help people enjoy and understand it.  From practical conservation to research, - leading guided walks to undertaking wildlife surveys, there are voluntary opportunities for everyone. In return, volunteers have access to support and training, and the chance to develop skills. They really get to know this unique place!

If you would like to make sure you are kept informed of upcoming news and opportunities, then just fill in this form to join our contact list. Make sure to select the appropriate boxes for the information you would like to receive.

River Barle Signal Crayfish Project click link for more info..

Book on a training course or event

Volunteers make a massive contribution to Exmoor National Park. We rely on people giving their time to help us in our work and we run a training programme where you can learn everything from how to survey otters to leading guided walks. We also run practical courses covering things like first aid and map reading. To browse the latest training opportunities and events that you can sign up to today -  click the link below.  
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Here are some of our Partner Organisations that have opportunities for volunteering

Plantlife Exmoor National Park and the National Trust (with other partners) are collaborating on the Building Resilience in South West Woodlands project which will be working to conserve some of the region’s most vulnerable Atlantic woodland sites, and the rare lichens, mosses and liverworts that grow in them. Check out their roles on our Roles & Opportunities page. In addition why not join them on -

Wed 27th March (FULLY BOOKED) & Tues 2nd April (spaces available) 9.45am-1pm
Join experts from Plantlife for an Atlantic woodland walk and Rapid Woodland Assessment - Horner Woods Come and learn about Exmoor’s Atlantic woodland habitat and how Plantlife, Exmoor National Park and the National Trust are working together to conserve woodlands like Horner. On our walk you will have a chance to carry out a Rapid Woodland Assessment (RWA). For further information and to book click here

Cowbridge Sawmill situated in the village of Timberscombe contains a forge, workshop and museum providing an interesting attraction for Exmoor. Volunteers can join in any area of the sawmill that interests them. For more information, please contact Owen Rush on

Lyn & Exmoor Museum are on the lookout for volunteers to man the front desk and welcoming visitors to the museum. Please phone Phil Taylor on 01598 752308 for more details.

The Exmoor Society is an independent charity that protects and promotes the unique character of Exmoor. Find out more about the work of the society and how you can get involved on the Help Us section of their website.

National Trust West Exmoor There are a range of opportunities available throughout the year. Please contact Daniel Cameron on for further information.

Dartmoor National Park offer a great range of volunteering opportunities too.  Click here for more information.

Why not try...

Wildlife recording

A great place to start is our Wildwatch project. We need your records of Exmoor Wildlife records. All you have to do is keep your eyes open and tell us what you see!
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Helping out at a Big Adventure Day

Help us deliver great family friendly, free days out at a variety of beautiful locations. Read more

Wildlife Volunteering

Learn about and help with wildlife surveys on Exmoor, from dormouse monitoring, fungi surveys to Crayfish work. Read more