Volunteer with us at Box Hill

Clearing scrub helps to conserve our rare chalk downland © Matthew Banner

Clearing scrub helps to conserve our rare chalk downland

Volunteering opportunities are expanding all the time at Box Hill. Have you a skill that might help us run Box Hill smoothly? Find out how you can get involved.

At Box Hill we rely on around 50 volunteers from all walks of life and different ages. Volunteers help us in a variety of ways to ensure that we manage Box Hill successfully and that all our visitors have a great experience.

Volunteer groups

Our Box Hill conservation volunteers group meet on Wednesdays and most Thursdays to carry out practical habitat management. This varied work includes scrub clearance, livestock care with our resident sheep and cattle, and presentation work around Box Hill.

They also help us deliver exciting events and do everything from erecting marquees and acting as information sources, to helping control the car parks and tidying up afterwards. They're a lively group and regularly organise social evenings after a hard day's work on the hill.

Help us with learning and events

Our learning ranger runs a full and varied programme of educational visits and children’s activities from our new learning space. As a learning volunteer, you might help youngsters in a school group get excited about insects on a bug hunt or discuss land management issues with older pupils.

Learning volunteers are often involved with family events. They might be telling a story at a Teddy Bears' Picnic one day and helping to design and build kites the next.

Help us at the Box Hill Centre

There are also opportunities for indoor volunteering such as helping out in our shop and servery. A good eye for merchandising or sandwich-making skills are much in demand