Volunteering on the Quantocks 

Volunteers play a vital role in the AONB and how it functions in a wide variety of ways: they enhance and conserve the landscape of the hills; engage with people using the hills and monitor the wildlife, biodiversity and heritage sites on the hills. Without the hard work and effort of the volunteering teams, the Quantock Hills would be a very different place without them.
Within the AONB there is a wide variety of volunteering opportunities to suit everyone and the time they have spare. Below are just a few of the opportunities available, if you would like to find out more, please get in contact using the information below .
Volunteering During Covid -19

Here at the AONB, following government guidelines, we are currently altering and updating the way our volunteering takes place to ensure that our volunteers and visitors to the AONB are as safe as possible.

We are still taking volunteer enquiries and are happy to answer any questions that you might have but please be aware that we are not running at full capacity and you may be required to be on a waiting list or wait until further Covid 19 restrictions have been eased.

Why Volunteer For Us? 

Volunteering with the Quantocks Hills AONB Service, gives you the chance to work across the beautiful protected landscape which the AONB has to offer. You can learn new skills such as practical conservation techniques, heritage monument surveying, wildlife monitoring and engaging the public and other groups on the hills. It is also an opportunity to meet like-minded people living in your local area. We offer various training opportunities to our volunteers.

Where does Volunteering Take Place?

  Volunteer Rangers hedge laying   

  Bluebells at Cothelstone Hill  

Volunteering takes place all across the Quantock Hills but is often focussed at Cothelstone Hill (which is managed by the AONB). We work with other landowners on the hills (including the National Trust,  Forestry England and private landowners) so  volunteering sites do vary and we get to work with groups in a wide variety of locations over the hills. The AONB team is based at Fyne Court in Broomfield, so if you have any questions please feel free to pop in and see us.

Volunteering Opportunities

The opportunities available can change throughout the year so keep checking our website and social media for updates. If you would like to find out more, then please contact the Volunteer Coordinator using the information below.

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Visit our blog page to see what some of our

volunteers have been up to lately!

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

Interested in volunteering?

 

Please email the Volunteer Coordinator with your details at:

aonbvolunteer@somerset.gov.uk

CONTACT US:

Telephone: 01823 451884

Email: quantockhills@somerset.gov.uk

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

Heath Image - Quantock Hills AONB 

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

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