Volunteer at Downs Banks

Volunteers discussing the final position of a fence post

Have a great time, a good laugh and make new friends whilst volunteering to help protect this beautiful landscape.

Staffordshire conservation volunteers

Our local conservation volunteer group meet at Downs Banks, Hawskmoor and Great Haywood Cliffs each month. The group gets involved in all sorts of essential work on the Downs and other local countryside properties.

Tasks we undertake include: repairing footpaths, building new steps on slopes, mounting gates and repairing fences. Our time is also spent carrying out vital work for the protection and creation of valuable habitats.This work is great fun and good exercise too.

Downs Banks is part of the East Staffordshire portfolio. This includes Downs Banks, Hawksmoor and Shugborough Estate. Because of this, please bare in mind that your induction as a Downs Banks volunteer will take place at Shugborough Estate in Stafford. 

Workplace groups

If your place of work is interested in having a fun day out of doors and acheiving something of real benefit for wildlife and the community, get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

How our volunteers help

  • Path repair: most of our paths have natural surfaces which we work hard to keep in good order for our visitors. Restoring eroded areas, adding steps and fixing path edges are essential tasks we could not do without volunteers.
  • Habitat work: maintaining Downs Banks as a valuable haven for wildlife often calls for the personal touch. Volunteers are able to manage habitats sensitively while making huge impacts for the ecosystems here.
  • Caring for countryside: gates, fences, signs and waymarks, features of Downs Banks you can take for granted, thanks to the enthusiastic and skilful work of our volunteers.