Volunteering

Volunteering with the DPA
 
For details of all of our latest Conservation and Volunteering events please see the Events / Calendar page and click on the event that interests you.
 
Would you like to get involved? Volunteers are the life-blood of most charities and the DPA is no different. So much of the work we do towards preserving the unique nature of Dartmoor is done by volunteers and there is always more to do.
There’s a way to volunteer with the DPA to suit everyone, from joining in our conservation programme out on the moor to filling envelopes. It’s also a great chance to learn new skills, meet new people and find out more about Dartmoor.
Our most active volunteers tend to be members of the Association, but we always welcome help from non-members, both individuals and groups.
Conservation work
If you like to get out and see Dartmoor what better way to do it than with one of our friendly conservation groups. We work on a range of different sites throughout the year
tackling different seasonal tasks. You will learn more about Dartmoor, its history and the wildlife that lives here whilst helping to keep it special.
 
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 the word about the DPA to a wider audience. We are also always looking for volunteers with expertise in fundraising, marketing or other specialist skills. To find out how even a few hours can help the DPA, please call us on 01822 890646 or email infor@dartmoorpreservation.com
 
Groups and businesses
A day out on Dartmoor helping with our conservation work is a great team-builder. It’s a chance to get out of your normal environment into the fresh air doing something active and worth-while. We welcome business and other groups joining in on our regular conservation workdays and we can often arrange additional dates for you. [Read more]

    1. 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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    2. 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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    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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