The Blackdown Hills AONB covers a wide range of habitats and communities and within this we have a variety of volunteering opportunities available on the hills. The AONB team is based in Hemyock on the northern edge of the hills and from here we aim to act as a volunteering hub for the Blackdown Hills where we can put people in contact with organisations requiring volunteers and also host volunteering events and activities our self.

We regularly work alongside partners to provide volunteering opportunities including:

  • Forestry England to survey Nightjars
  • Somerset Reptile and Amphibian Group to survey adders
  • The Nature and Wellbeing Project to engage with communities and groups in nature activities in on the Hills
  • The Culm Community Crayfish Project monitoring crayfish and crayfish reintroduction sites on the River Culm.

We also need help with running events, organising community activities and with marketing and communications.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering within the AONB or need help finding volunteers for your project then please get in contact by emailing the AONB on blackdownhills@devon.gov.uk .