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10,000 hours volunteer pledge

10,000 hours volunteer pledge

Help us reach 10,000 volunteering hours in 2018!

Fill out the form below and pledge hours towards our target – it can be as many or as few hours as you like.

If you don’t already volunteer within the National Park, check out these great volunteering roles within the Our Past, Our Future landscape partnership scheme:

Surveying and monitoring
The New Forest Land Advice Service and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust require volunteers to survey and monitor
wildlife habitats around the Forest. In the summer, butterfly, dragonfly and damselfly, bumblebee, bat and reptile surveys are
carried out. No previous experience is necessary as training is provided.

Monitoring wetland habitats
The Freshwater Habitats Trust is recruiting volunteers to help them test water quality at 20 locations within the Beaulieu River
catchment. Volunteers will be trained to use the testing kits to measure levels of nitrate and phosphate in the water.

Practical conservation tasks
Each winter, volunteers are needed to clear invasive scrub from valuable grassland and wetland habitats. No experience is
needed, just the desire to work in the outdoors.

Invasive non-native plants
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are looking for volunteers to pull up Himalayan balsam throughout the summer from
important habitats which support a wide range of plant and invertebrate species.

Practical archaeological survey tasks
Volunteers will join the archaeology team to survey and record a variety of archaeological sites including woodlands, churchyards
and old industrial sites that include features such as old brick works and ice houses. Community excavation work and graveyard
surveys began in summer 2016.

Archaeological researcher tasks
Volunteers are required to join an existing team at the Christopher Tower Reference Library based at the New Forest Centre in
Lyndhurst. The team need help digitising the history of the New Forest and have scanned in excess of 1400 items to date including
photographs, maps and postcards.

Social history tasks
Volunteers will work with the project co-ordinator to make visits across the Forest to record stories of the history of commoning.
Volunteers will scan photographs and documents to help bring the history of commoning into the present day.

Event volunteer
Volunteers can assist rangers with the mobile information unit and help with guided walks and talks at our public facing events,
such as the New Forest Show or the annual Volunteer Fair.

New Forest National Park Volunteering Pledge

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Your data will be held by the New Forest National Park Authority. We promise to protect your privacy and the data we gather and
hold is managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act. We will not disclose or share personal information supplied by you
with any third party organisation without your consent.

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