Wide open spaces – Countryside Service Volunteering
If you enjoy spending time in Lancashire’s wide open spaces, helping maintain and supporting our beautiful areas, have you thought about volunteering with the Countryside Service?
There are a number of different volunteer opportunities and roles available. These reflect the diverse nature of the 90 countryside sites that Lancashire County Council manages. Roles are available across the county at our country parks, nature reserves, picnic sites and community woodlands.
Volunteer opportunities include;
Practical Mondays – this is a regular practical group that carry out conservation and access tasks across Beacon Fell Country Park. These tasks and projects are wide ranging and may include, dry stone walling, path repairs, site furniture installations, tree work and many other activities. A great chance to learn and develop new skills.
Information Assistants – at our key country parks of Beacon Fell and Wycoller. Working from our visitor centres offering help and advice to users, being on hand to assist with local information and be a first point of contact. This face to face role can be rewarding and informative. A great chance to help people and meet visitors from near and far. Basic training is provided.
Volunteer Countryside Rangers – working at key recreation sites, helping with site and visitor management. An outdoor role offering the opportunity to advise and assist visitors to our park. Guidance and training is provided.
Community Rangers – ideal for people who live close to one of our many open space sites, providing eyes and ears locally. Guidance and information will be provided for people who wish to check, report or even undertake small tasks on any of our urban and rural sites.
If you would like to get involved we’d love to hear from you!
- Comply with the Countryside Services Volunteer Acceptable Use Guidelines
- Log volunteering hours monthly on-line
- Ability and an opportunity to share your local knowledge
- A commitment to the project
- Regular attendance at an agreed time
- Consistently accurate work
- An excellent customer care manner
Training will be provided where necessary in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required.
Required Age:18 years +
Roles are available across the county at our country parks, nature reserves, picnic sites and community woodlands.