Volunteering on the Quantocks 

The Quantock Hills AONB Service works to conserve and enhance
the Quantock Hills.  Volunteers are an integral part of this work
and without their valuable input and hard work, much of the work
carried out by the AONB service could not be done.
Volunteers undertake a wide range of work including
practical conservation tasks, wildlife and heritage monitoring, site patrols, community outreach work and much more.
Our volunteers are of all ages and backgrounds so if you have time to spare
and what to make a difference then get in touch!

The following volunteering opportunities are available with the Quantock Hills AONB.

Community outreach and public engagement volunteer- to assist with various public events and the Somerset’s Nature and Wellbeing Project.

The Nature and Wellbeing project targets communities who are currently not accessing the Hills, but for whom access to the natural environment may be of great benefit to them. The reasons for the current lack of engagement may be mediated by social-economic status, ethnicity, age, disability and mental health. 

We have a fantastic team of volunteers who help support this projects work, supporting the project sessions and inspiring those who are taking part.  We’d love more volunteers to join this small team - We are looking for someone who is confident working with a wide variety of people and ages with excellent people and communication skills.

 

This volunteer role provides the opportunity to work both in the Quantock and Blackdown Hills AONBs.

 

Assisting with wildlife surveys including bats and butterflies

Volunteering is also available in the Mendip and Blackdown Hills AONBs - they have opportunities available including regular practical tasks, helping monitor key visitor sites, wildlife surveys, work with schools and more.

Visit our blog page

to see what some of our volunteers have been

up to lately!

Interested in volunteering?

 

Please contact the Quantock Hills Office with your details:

Email - aonbvolunteer@somerset.gov.uk

Working Well Volunteers  

Monthly 10.00am - 2.00pm

 

Come and help us look after the beautiful landscape of the Quantock Hills through monthly volunteering tasks.

This is a friendly, supportive group and there is no pressure to finish tasks,

 we just want people to enjoy being involved in a positive activity in a beautiful, varied, natural environment.

Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided, but bring a packed lunch.

 

What will the sessions involve?  The tasks will involve physical activity and are all outside; instructions, tools and working gloves will be provided but sturdy, flat shoes and warm clothes are required

(please let us know if you need support sourcing these)

For more information or to book your place please contact;
Dave Topham, Mind Somerset
01823 334906 – davidtopham@mindtws.org.uk

CONTACT US:

Telephone: 01823 451884

Email: quantockhills@somerset.gov.uk

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Page Photo Credits:

Coast Image - Tim Rogers (Photo Competition Entry 2016/17)

Heath Image - Quantock Hills AONB 

Combe Image - Quantock Hills AONB 

Events Page Background Image - Ian Sherlock (Photo Competition Entry 2018)

Blog Page Background Image - Sally Pryde (Photo Competition Entry 2018)