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NEWS FEED: Volunteering

On the ground in October 2018

November 8th, 2018

From meeting with farmers, offering training and support to local communities, leading walks, organising and training volunteers, controlling invasive species and supporting key species, South Downs National Park rangers are out in the National Park every weekday and many weekends over the year. Don’t forget to say hello if you spot them out working. Here’s […]

Most asked: Daniel Greenwood, Volunteer Development Officer

November 5th, 2018

Answers to questions about a particular area of work in the National Park – some sent in to our newsletter and others that we get asked all the time. Answering this month is: Daniel Greenwood, volunteer development officer for the South Downs National Park. What does a Volunteer Development Officer do? My job is to […]

Managing volunteers on the South Downs

November 5th, 2018

One of the great myths about volunteering is that a volunteer comes for free. It could not be further from the truth. Yes, volunteers donate their time, skills and experience to a cause or given task without payment or contract, but for volunteering to really achieve its aims a volunteer needs a manager. In the […]

On the Ground in August 2018

October 4th, 2018

From meeting with farmers, offering training and support to local communities, leading walks, organising and training volunteers, controlling invasive species and supporting key species, South Downs National Park rangers are out in the National Park every weekday and many weekends over the year. Don’t forget to say hello if you spot them out working. Here’s […]

Heathland Management with the RSPB

October 4th, 2018

Wiggonholt and Rackham Woods are sites involved in our heathlands reunited project During the early autumn the RSPB Pulborough Brooks team will be undertaking essential habitat management work on their wooded heathland sites at Wiggonholt Heath & Rackham Woods. Anna Allum, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Pulborough Brooks explains more: Heathland requires regular management to […]

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