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

1. Basic training for volunteers

Basic training is available to all volunteers.

People who are not regularly volunteering on Exmoor may be asked to make a donation to Caremoor for Exmoor.


See course details below for more information.

Activity Shifts Start End
Tree seed collection 6 10/2/2021 12/18/2021

3. Practical Tasks

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Ashcombe Gardens, General Garden Volunteer 9 10/4/2021 6/6/2022


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.
Activity Shifts Start End
Crayfish Control Volunteers, Tuesdays 4 9/28/2021 10/19/2021
Crayfish Feasibility study on the Haddeo and lower little exe 1 5/1/2021 10/31/2021
Crayfish Feasibility study on the Lyn 1 5/1/2021 10/31/2021
Tarr Steps - Wildlife and Balsam walks 1 9/24/2021 9/24/2021

9. Specialist or one off roles

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CareMoor for Exmoor Fundraiser 1