Volunteering is a fantastic way to get involved in conservation, habitat restoration and wildlife protection within your community. It helps us to stay active whilst making a difference to our surroundings. Here are some local places to get involved.
Northam Burrows Country Park
Northam Burrows Country Park hosts a range of volunteering opportunities in from meadow management and coppicing to wildlife surveys. Events are held in Bideford town and at the Country Park, located at The Burrows Centre Sandymere Road, Bideford EX39 1XS. Follow the link below to their facebook page where voluneteering events, and public activites, are regularly posted.
The National Trust have volunteering opportunities ranging from gardening at Arlington Court to aiding with wildlife surveys at Hartland. Follow the link below to learn more about volunteering in North Devon.
Devon Wildlife Trust
Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) offeres a range of practical conservation events in North Devon including tree planting, dam management and management of invasive species. Follow the link below to find out how to get involved.
Devon Connect – ‘Little Green Town’
Devon Connect hosts the community gardening project ‘Little Green Town’, located in Bideford. This project aims to make central Bideford into an ‘edible paradise’ by planting fruit bushes, trees and vegetables within the Bideford community. Follow the link below to find out how to get involved.
Devon Environment Foundation
The Devon Environment Foundation (DEF) is a foundation working to restore at least 30% of Devon’s land and water to nature by 2030. Follow the link below to find out more about wider Devon volunteering opportunities.