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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!

Click here to see the White Cliffs Countryside volunteer tasks Jan -Feb 2018

What kind of activities 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!


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


Help us to organise events: you could run a stall or marshal to help keep people safe.


Help us look after our conservation livestock (cows, ponies and sheep) by checking up on them and reporting their condition to us.


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

Who could I volunteer for?

Canterbury Archaeological Trust
Western Heights Preservation Society
The Elham Valley Line Trust
Lyminge Bumpy Field Gang
River Dour Partnership
National Trust
Kent Wildlife Trust
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
Alkham Valley Community Project  
The Land Trust
The Bay Trust
Kearsney Parks

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 to do then contact Iona from Up on the Downs at  or 01304 872157. We will then find out which sites you are interested in and put you in touch with the relevant member of staff.


UOTD MapFor more please use our interactive map.