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NEWS FEED: Volunteering

Ten things I get out of volunteering (and you could too)

December 28th, 2018

Do you have resolutions to spend more of this year outdoors, getting fit, meeting new people, or giving something back to a place you love? Kirsty Ferris has been volunteering regularly for the National Park since February 2017 and last autumn took on a new role as one of our two Youth Ambassadors so we […]

Volunteers recognised for work on butterfly conservation

December 19th, 2018

Work by the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service to support local butterfly populations around Winchester and Petersfield has been recognised by Hampshire & Isle of Wight branch of Butterfly Conservation. Volunteer John Walton, who volunteers at the western end of the National Park, collected the branch Conservation Award 2018 ‘in recognition of an outstanding contribution […]

On the ground in November 2018

December 6th, 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 […]

Grants up to £5,000 for your community project with Volunteer Ranger support

December 5th, 2018

Grants up to £5,000 plus the support of Volunteer Rangers available in 2019 for South Downs projects Grants of up to £5,000 are available for non-profit organisations, parish councils and landowners in 2019 for projects that care for and enhance the South Downs National Park and promote opportunities for people to understand and enjoy it. […]

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 […]

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