Volunteering at Essex Country Parks

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Volunteers play a vital role at Essex Country Parks, maintaining, managing and restoring valuable sites and habitats across the county.

You can volunteer in any of our country parks. Do as little or as much as you want - it's all appreciated!

We welcome volunteers of all ages and abilities, and with all levels of experience. 

If you're under 16s and not on work experience or Duke of Edinburgh, you must be accompanied by an adult when volunteering.

You'll need to wear sturdy footwear, but we'll provide all tools.

Benefits to you

  • Gain countryside experience and skills
  • Learn about the different habitats in our country parks
  • Meet new people and work alongside our rangers
  • Have fun and keep fit

Typical volunteering work covers

  • Scrub clearance
  • Habitat creations
  • Rhododendron management
  • Access improvements
  • Heathland restoration

Get involved

To find out more or get involved, contact your local park or email country.parks@essex.gov.uk.