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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!

Existing volunteers log in here

New volunteers Apply here.

Crayfish and Exmoor Non-Native Invasive Species Project Volunteers

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.

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.

Here are some of our Partner Organisations that have opportunities for volunteering

PLANTLIFE
Building Resilience in South West Woodlands project
Plantlife, in collaboration with Exmoor National Park and the National Trust (with other partners) are working to conserve some of the region’s most vulnerable Atlantic woodland sites, and the rare lichens, mosses and liverworts that grow in them. Find out more about this exciting project here or check out their volunteer roles on our Roles & Opportunities page.

COWBRIDGE SAWMILL
Situated in the village of Timberscombe this mill 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 oandarush@gmail.com

LYN & EXMOOR MUSEUM
Situated in Lynton, this museum is looking for volunteers to get involved in helping man the front desk and welcoming visitors to the museum. Please phone Phil Taylor on 01598 752308 for more details.

THE EXMOOR SOCIETY
This 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.

EXMOOR NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY
The Society's volunteers run the Natural history Centre at Porlock Weir, open on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons 2 -5pm from 1st May until 26th September. There are also Natural History Walks from there every 3rd Thursday (16th May, 20th June, 18th July, 15th August and 19th September) from 2 - 4pm. If you are interested in the Fauna and Flora of Exmoor please visit to find out more. Contact www.enhs.org.uk Tel: 01643 863124

NATIONAL TRUST WEST EXMOOR
There are a range of opportunities available throughout the year. Please contact Daniel Cameron on Daniel.Cameron@nationaltrust.org.uk for further information.

DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK
Our nearest National Park Dartmoor offers a great range of volunteering opportunities too.  Click here for more information.