Practical Tasks Volunteers Walling nr Wells

Volunteering in the AONB

Volunteering with the AONB Unit
Current volunteering opportunities are outlined below.  If there is nothing suitable for you at the moment why not sign up to our newsletter to hear about new volunteering opportunities and get other news about the AONB. You should also look at the volunteer news and read what some of our Rangers and Practical Tasks Volunteers have been doing recently.

AONB Volunteer Rangers  -  Our Volunteer Rangers already provide a visible presence assisting the AONB Unit in conserving, enhancing and promoting the appropriate use and enjoyment of the area.

  • Providing information and advice for visitors
  • Assisting with the management of key sites and promoted routes by carrying out regular checks, litter picking, encouraging good behaviour and reporting on the need for any remedial actions
  • Representing the AONB at shows and events
  • Leading short guided walks

If you are aged 18 or over and think you might be interested in volunteering as a Ranger simply email us mendiphills@somerset.gov.uk.

AONB Practical Task Volunteers

Programme March 2014 – May 2014 Updated (PDF Download 120KB)

Booking is essential so we have the right amount of equipment and can contact volunteers with latest information. If you would like further details or to book onto an activity, please contact Nichola Penn by email: mendipvolunteers@gmail.com or phone 07770 646161

In 2014, the world marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. Therefore this year, the European Day of Parks (EDoP) 24th May, will be held under the theme:
“Parks for Nature. Parks for well-being. Parks for peace.” On the updated programme above you will see that our event as part of this day will be Wall maintenance at Deer Leap on Wednesday 21st May. We will be taking care of the iconic Mendip dry stone walls around Deer Leap by cutting back vegetation growing on them. There will be an opportunity to have a walk and talk around the site at lunchtime.

More photos!

AONB Young Ranger Assistants (not recruiting)
Assists the Volunteer Coordinator running activities for the Young Rangers Scheme – young people aged 11 – 15 years of age, including running monthly one-day activities, an annual residential camp and administration and communication with Young Rangers.

Volunteering with other organisations in the AONB e.g Somerset Widlife Trust, Avon Wildlife Trust, National Trust and others.