Become a volunteer

Wenlock Edge volunteers

With an 8.5 mile ridge of woodland, interspersed with meadows, to look after, we are always looking for volunteers to help with our work.

Join our team and make a difference on Wenlock Edge.
 
We are looking for volunteers to help in a number of roles, including engaging with our visitors about the woods and wildlife, helping with events, taking photographs, checking footpaths and fixing infrastructure. Have a look at the below role profiles and if you would like to get involved contact us.
 
Volunteer Ranger Role Profile
 
The role is quite flexible to suit your expertise and interests so let us know about other activities that interest you. On occasion you may be lone-working, in these circumstances you will be briefed on the buddy procedure for safety.
 
You will be our eyes and ears on site, will help us maintain the beauty of Wenlock Edge and help us keep visitor facilities in great condition. You will be an invaluable source of information for visitors, advising them on the nature and geology of Wenlock Edge and making suggestions so they have a safe and enjoyable day.
 
Engagement Volunteer Role Profile
 
The role is quite flexible to suit your expertise and interests. Your aim is to improve the visitor experience directly and indirectly by supporting the ranger team to lead events, walks, talks and to develop interpretation. You will have the opportunity to develop and implement your own ideas to enhance the current engagement programme. You will be based at Knowle however planning and organising events can be done from home or from the Carding Mill Valley office.
 
Wildlife Volunteer Role Profile
 
The role is flexible to suit your interests.  Your aim is to gather information on the varied flora and fauna of Wenlock Edge. You will have the opportunity to develop and lead on your own surveys as well as helping community groups with their own surveys also.  You will monitor and gather information on Wenlock Edge wildlife using methods such as bird watching, wild flower surveys, small mammal trapping and camera trapping.  Training for surveys will be done in-house.
 
By getting involved you could…
  • Help look after important landscapes for future generations
  • Use your passion for the outdoors and share your knowledge with visitors
  • Work alongside passionate countryside management professionals, learning skills along the way
  • Join a friendly team and make some new friends