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Why Volunteer? 

Volunteering can enhance career chances, fitness, social life, feeling of well being, skills, experiences and health! People have even found love on volunteering tasks. It also greatly helps protect heritage, the wildlife and countryside for everyone to enjoy!

Read about why some volutneers choose to volunteer in the countryside.

What kind of activites could I do?

Volunteering in the environmental sector involves a variety of work. 

Heritage Conservation

You could help us sort archaeological finds, conserve military structures or research historic places. Get a taste for a dig at East Wear Bay in the summer!

Nature Conservation

Help us to create habitat for wildlife and monitor how plants and animals are doing. You can also help us to clear up rubbish or even become a volunteer warden!

Leaders

Help people explore: lead a guided walks or be a tour guide for Fan Ban, the lighthouse and other heritage. Become a storyteller.

Events

Help us to organise events: you could run a stall or marshal to help keep people safe.
Lookering-Help us look after our conservation livestock (cows, ponies ans sheep) by checking up on them and reporting their condistion to us.

Other -

There are also lots of opportunities behind the scenes: design leafltets, take photos, Tweet, Facebook, Instagram write fundning bids, conduct report - the list is endless.

Who could I volunteer for?

Canterbury Archaeological Trust admin@canterburytrust.co.uk
Western Heights Preservation Society secretary@doverwesternheights.org
The Elham Valley Line Trust volunteers@elhamvalleylinetrust.org
Lyminge Bumpy Field Gang lymingepc@virginmedia.com
River Dour Partnership sue.bradford@whitecliffscountryside.org.uk
National Trust Keeley.Hensby@nationaltrust.org.uk
Kent Wildlife Trust Karen.Weeks@kentwildlife.org.uk
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership mail@whitecliffscountryside.org.uk
Alkham Valley Community Project Amanda@avcp.co.uk  
The Land Trust chrisvaldus@thelandtrust.org.uk
The Bay Trust yolanda@baytrust.org.uk
Kearsney Parks Jon.Winder@dover.gov.uk

Extra Information 

Contact the organisation directly on the details provided above or if you need help to decide on what sort of volunteering you want tp do then contact Iona from Up on the Downs at iona.dubieniec@dover.gov.uk  01304 872157. We will then find out which sites you are interested in and put you in touch with the relevant member of staff.
For a hard copy of our volunteer brochure please download by clicking here

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UOTD MapFor more detail go to the interactive map.