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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Read our latest guidance on visiting the South Downs National Park

To view a role profile please click the title in bold below. To apply, please follow the link to the application page if the role is open to applications. You will then be required to register an account and make an application via our secure volunteer data site, Better Impact.

If you are applying for a specific role please state the role title in your application and answer any questions in relation to the role.

If you have any questions please contact us via email: volunteering@southdowns.gov.uk

Volunteering hub locations

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Regular outdoor volunteer opportunities

National Park-wide volunteer roles
Current opportunities:

Click here to apply to volunteer for a National Park-wide role

Chanctonbury Ring by John Manley
Chanctonbury Ring by John Manley

Central Downs: Singleton, West Sussex
Current opportunities:

If you would like to join the coppicing group at Church Copse please email volunteering@southdowns.gov.uk

Fulking escarpment by Robert Maynard
Fulking escarpment by Robert Maynard

Eastern Downs: Stanmer Park, near Brighton, East Sussex
Current opportunities:

*Recruitment closed June 2022 due to high demand*

A photo of Wilmington Hill by Guy Edwardes
Wilmington Hill by Guy Edwardes

Eastern Downs: Seven Sisters, near Seaford, East Sussex

*Recruitment closed June 2022 due to high demand*

Seven Sisters Country Park, near Seaford, East Sussex

  • Visitor Welcome Volunteer

Would you like to spend time welcoming visitors to Seven Sisters Country Park?

No experience needed, all training provided!

April to October: half day slots

November to March: weekends/holidays

We will be holding an initial group ‘interview’ day at the beginning of March with training held a few weeks later.

To apply please email volunteering@southdowns.gov.uk with a short paragraph on why you would like to volunteer at SSCP


Heathland by Sam Moore

Wealden Heaths: Midhurst/Pulborough area, West Sussex

*Recruitment closed August 2022 due to staffing changes*


St. Catherine’s Hill by Sam Moore

Western Downs: Droxford, Hampshire

Click here to apply to volunteer in the Western Downs area


SDW Alfriston by Will Tompsett

South Downs Way Wardens

Not currently accepting new volunteers

Contact Us

For general information about volunteering or if you need help applying please email volunteering@southdowns.gov.uk

Telephone: 01730 819327

South Downs National Park Authority
South Downs Centre
North Street
GU29 9DH


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