Want to help maintain your local woodland?
Have an interest in nature and conservation?
Volunteering at Westwood is a rewarding and valuable experience. Our volunteers help us to expand the scope of work we undertake, to keep the park in prime condition for visitors and for wildlife. It is also a fantastic opportunity for the community to help their local environment, whilst gaining useful hands-on training and experience in countryside skills.
You can be involved in all aspects of park life; from practical conservation work, to biological studies, to events and education. You can become involved as much as you like; on a casual basis, weekly, monthly, or even as a full-time volunteer training for a career in conservation. For more details on volunteering opportunities, tel 02380 402534.
The Friends of Westwood
Our Friends Group is a dedicated team of local volunteers who give up their time to help us look after the Reserve. They keep an eye on the park, informing us of any problems and making sure the site is in good condition. They also assist on practical tasks, events, wildlife surveys, and are instrumental in large funded projects to improve Westwood. If you would like more information about the Friends of Westwood, or are interested in becoming a member, tel 02380 402534.
A selection of just some of the jobs that are carried out at the park.
- Practical habitat management
- Practical estate work
- Historical research
- Talking to the public
- Writing press releases and working with journalists
- Education work with local schools
- Guided walks
- Biological surveying / monitoring