Do you love the great outdoors, enjoy wildlife and conservation and want to contribute to the beautiful landscape of Devon and Dorset? We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available for people who like nothing better than to get back to nature.

Location: Devon and Dorset (including our farms across East Devon and at our farm in Dorset).

As part of our commitment to the wildlife on our farms we carry out a variety of land management activities including:

  • Balsam control
  • Bracken bashing
  • Gardening projects
  • Hedge-laying
  • Hedge planting
  • Pond restoration
  • Scrub clearance
  • Woodland management

Your contribution will help us to enhance the biodiversity of our farms, and improve the landscape for generations of donkeys and visitors to come.

Skills and personal experience

For our land management roles no experience is necessary as we'll provide full training, but we would welcome anyone with prior knowledge and experience. If you have any species survey experience, we would also love to hear from you. These activities require a reasonable level of fitness and a willingness to be outdoors.

Elanco volunteers planting wildflower bulbs in hedgerows
Gardening volunteers
Wildlife and conservation volunteer with donkey

Times and preferred duration for this role

Each activity will start by 10am and finish by 4pm with breaks for lunch and refreshments during the day.

There is no need to commit to regular sessions, just sign up in advance to activities which appeal to you.

Join us today

If you have some spare time, and would like to find out about how you could become more involved in our work, we would love to hear from you.

Don’t worry if you have no previous experience. As long as you are aged 18 or over, are enthusiastic and have regular free time you can offer us, then we would love for you to apply to join us.

If you would like to find out more information about this role please call our Wildlife and Conservation Manager on 01395 573162 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm).

Interested in volunteering?