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!

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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

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.

Exmoor Mires Project plant surveying on Exmoor this summer. Please phone Morag Angus Project Officer on 01398 324491

Wildlife Monitoring with National Trust West Exmoor are setting up lots of wildlife monitoring projects including; hedgehog surveys, High Brown Fritillary butterfly surveys, Dormouse monitoring and much more.  You’ll be working with a friendly and knowledgeable team and getting off the beaten track on Exmoor. Contact Kate Jones on 01598 763 556 or

Why not try...

Wildlife recording

A great place to start is our Wildwatch project. We need records on 12 of Exmoor's key species. 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. -  Contact Patrick Watts-Mabbott or 07973727469

Dormouse Monitoring

Learn how to help us monitor populations of this elusive and very special mammal, for which Exmoor is an important habitat. Contact Patrick Watts-Mabbott or 07973727469