1. National Award for Dartmoor volunteer, Derek Collins

      Each year, National Parks UK presents its UK Volunteer Awards, in recognition of the fantastic work carried out by the dedicated volunteers who work in the national parks. This year’s awards were announced on Saturday and the winner of the 2017 Individual category was Derek Collins of the Dartmoor Preservation Association.     Derek has…

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    2. Our Walks and Volunteering calendar

      We have a calendar that will show you details of the projects we run, when each workday is taking place and how to get in touch with the project leader.

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    3. Conservation Volunteering

      The DPA is one of the largest conservation groups on Dartmoor. Each year our volunteers put in an astonishing 800 man days of conservation work on the moor. We undertake a range of different conservation projects during the course of a year, depending on the season – mainly gorse and scrub clearance in the autumn…

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    4. Be properly prepared

      Be properly prepared for a day of conservation volunteering We usually meet at 10am and work through until 3pm or later in the summer, with breaks for drinks and lunch. Please e-mail or ring the main contact for a project a few days beforehand to let them know that you are thinking of coming so…

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    5. Other Ways to Volunteer

      Other Ways to Volunteer Whatever your skills and experience there will be a way to volunteer with the DPA. You don’t even have to make a regular commitment. We can often do with a spare pair of hands for a few hours in the office, manning our stand at a show or helping to spread…

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