Exmoor National Park Authority - Get Involved

Getting Involved on Exmoor is important

We rely on volunteers to get involved and undertake valuable work from practical countryside management, wildlife surveying and controlling invasive species to inputting data and helping in a public facing roles in our National Park Centers and at public events delivering family activities.

Volunteers compliment our staff effort and help to increase the amount we can achieve together.

Take a look at our volunteer opportunities below, if you are interested in anything then fill out the application or contact the person listed against that activity.  For more general enquirers contact getinvolved@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk.

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Volunteer Roles

3. Practical Tasks

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Ashcombe Gardens, General Garden Volunteer 10 9/5/2022 6/5/2023

3.1 Tree planting, seed collection and tree Nursery work

Exmoor National Park Authority are in the process of making a community tree nursery in Exford.


See below for volunteer tasks related to collection of seeds to stock the nursery, planting and aftercare of trees on sites around Exmoor National Park, and helping to create and manage the nursery. 

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Exford Tree Nursery Open Day 1 8/18/2022 8/18/2022
Tree Nursery Volunteer 1


Exmoor Non Native Invasive Species  (ENNIS)


Main Activity           

There are three main areas of work to choose from in this role.

  • Invasive plant surveying, using digital devices to record the locations of easily identifiable invasive plants namely: Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam, Skunk Cabbage and Montbretia / Crocosmia.  This can be done on an adhoc basis by reporting a sighting online to report a single location you have found, or sign up to take part in more structured surveys.
  • Crayfish control project, meeting every Tuesday in Withypool.  We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 half days over the year (more is welcome), checking traps in the river tagging and monitoring movement of crayfish around the river system.
  • Crayfish presence survey, placing and checking crayfish traps in predetermined locations along the little Exe, Haddeo and Lyn river systems.  Minimum 1 day a week commitment for at least a month.
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Crayfish Control Volunteers, Withypool area. Tuesdays 11 8/16/2022 10/25/2022
Crayfish control, Exford area 11 8/16/2022 10/25/2022
Crayfish control, Simonsbath area 12 8/10/2022 10/26/2022
Tarr Steps - Wildlife and Balsam walks 4 8/20/2022 10/8/2022

9. Specialist or one off roles

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CareMoor for Exmoor Fundraiser 1