Join the countryside team in West Cornwall

Mayon Lookout

Looking to try something new? Or perhaps looking to give something back or meet new people and be part of a team? Take a look at the volunteer opportunities available in West Cornwall and get in touch.

Chough nest proctection volunteers

Can you help us protect the Cornish Chough in West Cornwall? We are looking for volunteers to watch wild choughs in their natural environment, helping to protect their nest from disturbance; giving these charasmatic crows a helping hand to re-establish here in Cornwall. If you'd like to know more or if you're ready to get involved contact Kate on 01736 761015 or email

Choughs in West Cornwall
Choughs in West Cornwall
Choughs in West Cornwall

Mayon Lookout volunteers

Looking for your next adventure? Volunteering at the refurbished Mayon Lookout could have you helping record and monitor wildlife to engaging with visitors all whilst taking in the breathtaking views of Sennen Cove and the wild Atlantic sea. You don't need to be an expert just happy to talk to people, keen to work outdoors and willing to learn. Ready to get involved or want to know more contact Kate Evans on 01736 761015 or email

Mayon Lookout
Mayon Lookout
Mayon Lookout

Archaeology volunteers

West Cornwall is well-known for being scattered with amazing archaeology and you could be involved with helping to conserve these special places for the future. This role would include learning about the places we look after and getting out and about surveying them regularly to ensure that they are accessible and undamaged. Contact Jaz on 01736 785903 or email to get involved.


Volunteer Nature Recorders

We are looking for wildlife enthusiasts in West Cornwall who are looking to volunteer their time to help carry out bird, butterfly or botany surveys at some of our countryside sites, to help measure the effects of habitat management. Sites that will be surveyed twice per year on an ongoing basis include Porthminster, Zennor head, Gurnards head, Boswednack, Botallack, Kenidjack, Mayon cliff, Penberth, Cudden point, Trewavas and Trenow. If you are interested, please contact Shaun Boyns, one of our Area Rangers on 07881 811481 or email for more information.

" Volunteering is so satisfying - knowing I'm helping to monitor butterfly populations, as many species in the UK are in decline, as well as meeting like minded people and getting involved in new challenges. "
- Sue Goodman

Volunteer Dog Rangers

Are you a regular dog walker at National Trust places looking to volunteer? We are looking for local volunteers in West Cornwall to be ambassadors of responsible dog ownership who can engage with other dog walkers to promote responsible dog ownership.

volunteer dog ranger 2019

This might be through making people aware where dog waste bins are, handing out dog waste bags and talking about managing dogs appropriately around livestock.

If you'd like to volunteer in the Mount's Bay and Godolphin area please contact John on 01736 763003 or email

If you'd like to volunteer in other areas of West Cornwall please contact Chris on 01736 785903 or email