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.
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.
Get in Contact:
Email the Volunteer Coordinator on to find out more and see how you can get involved.
Or sign up here for our the Volunteer Newsletter for the Quantock and Blackdown Hills AONBs with news, events and opportunities to get involved.
Visit our blog page to see what some of our
volunteers have been up to lately!