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Volunteers are essential to the running of some of the services we offer. If you can spare some time to volunteer we have the following opportunities:

There are also lots of opportunities within the local community for volunteering. To find out about volunteering, visit the national volunteering website Do It or Reach Volunteering, which connects people with skills and experience to charities.

The Huntingdonshire Volunteer Centre promotes and develops volunteering, as well as supporting volunteers across the district.

Volunteering at Countryside Sites

Volunteer at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Barford Road Pocket Park, Holt Island, The Thicket, Spring Common, Stukeley Meadows Local Nature Reserve or Sudbury Meadow.

Many of the countryside sites run by Huntingdonshire District Council rely heavily on volunteers to help look after them. Volunteers get involved with a variety of tasks including:

  • practical conservation work

  • site checking

  • wildlife surveys

  • manning our Visitor Centres/cafes

  • environmental education

  • helping with events.

People of all skills and abilities are welcome to help at any of our sites. To find out more about the specific volunteering roles at each site, please click on the site links.

If you would like to volunteer with us on a countryside site, please contact our Community Volunteer Coordinator by email at, download an application form [DOCX, 63KB] or pick up an application form from the Visitor Centre at Hinchingbrooke Country Park or Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. Please note, due to the number of application forms received during the pandemic, there may be a slight delay in processing your application and there may be a waiting list for some volunteer roles.