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NEWS FEED: Volunteering

Next stop West Meon Nature Station

December 5th, 2017

With a huge amount of hard work, a lot of local support and some future funding secured from the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund, two National Park volunteers have taken a derelict storage depot and led its transformation into a nature reserve for a local school. It’s surprising to learn that a […]

National Park Minister says thank you to South Downs volunteers

December 5th, 2017

Lord Gardiner, Minister for National Parks, visited the South Downs National Park ahead of International Volunteer Day, marked on 5 December each year, to celebrate the power and potential of volunteering. On 1 December Lord Gardiner met some of the South Downs Volunteer Rangers who give up their time in the West Sussex part of […]

On the Ground in October 2017

November 2nd, 2017

Don’t forget to say hello if you spot our rangers and volunteers out working in the National Park. Here’s a taste of what they achieved in September 2017. Completed ten days work at Binswood, managing the site’s rides with the Woodland Trust. Began enhancement work on Petersfield’s greenspaces in partnership with Petersfield Town Council. Started […]

What do South Downs Volunteer Rangers actually do?

September 22nd, 2017

Russell Cleaver, who gives his time as a South Downs Volunteer Ranger in the western end of the National Park, answers a question often asked by friends or even strangers. Words by Russell Cleaver Top of the list, unsurprisingly, is scrub bashing, a long-time favourite for volunteers which covers a variety of jobs from weeding […]

Dog Lovers Wanted – Your National Park needs you!

August 9th, 2017

Are you passionate about dogs? Do you love and care about your National Park? Are you friendly and enjoy meeting new people? Do you know lots of other dog walkers in your community? Do you have some spare time? We need Dog Walking Ambassadors If you have answered YES to most of the above questions […]

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