**COVID-19 Update: we are currently not recruiting any new volunteers in light of the pandemic.**


As a charity we rely on the generosity of local people to give us their time. We have a number of volunteering opportunities at Rushmere Country Park - please get in touch.

At Rushmere we offer the following opportunities for you to get involved in:

  • Practical and conservation

Join our ‘green gym’ carrying out a wide range of habitat management and estates works on the site. Learn new skills, make new friends and have some fun along the way. All sessions are supervised by Greensand Trust rangers and we provide tools and equipment.

From February to June each year we rely on our Heron Watch volunteers to speak to visitors about our nesting grey herons. From 11am to 3pm everyday, the video cameras and telescopes allow visitors close views of these fascinating birds in the wild and all the nest activity. No specialist knowledge is required - just a love of nature and a friendly persona.

  • Visitor Services

A fantastic opportunity for people who like meeting and helping others. By welcoming visitors in the Visitor Centre at Rushmere Country Park, providing information and answering questions you will be improving their visitor experience.

    Help us make learning fun by joining our education volunteers, reconnecting people to their local environment and engaging them with the natural world. Assist in the preparation and support the delivery of varied educational sessions and events to school classes and youth groups visiting the park.

    Event volunteers play a big part in creating a good atmosphere and the great thing about volunteering at an event is that there are so many different things to do on the day. If you’re looking for a role that’s hands on and if you have loads of enthusiasm this is for you.

    • Public Talks

    Use your knowledge and confident public speaking skills to present short talks to members of the public to raise awareness and funds. You don't need to be an expert - we offer ongoing support and presentation training.

    • Guided Walks

    Help people to get active, use your natural enthusiasm and people skills to engage with visitors by leading guided walks. These could be child friendly tours, wildlife tours and more – depending upon your knowledge and interests.

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