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There are lots of opportunities to volunteer for Dudley Countryside Services, you don't need to have any experience, just a little time to give.

Volunteering is a rewarding experience, providing you with opportunities to learn more about the wonders of the local environment, keep physically and mentally active, develop an existing or new hobby and gain work experience – several of our wardens started their careers through volunteering.  Volunteers work alongside our wardens, gaining firsthand knowledge and expertise, and receive appropriate training and protective equipment.

Dudley has a rich and varied heritage of global significance - it is the Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, has perhaps the most diverse geology of anywhere in the UK and supports internationally important populations of wildlife.  Volunteers play an invaluable role in helping to help conserve and manage this natural and cultural heritage.

What opportunities can we offer?

You can get involved in:

  • practical conservation work
  • inspiring the next generation about nature conservation
  • helping at events
  • monitoring the local press
  • surveying wildlife and visitors
  • helping prepare leaflets and other educational material
  • keeping an eye on our cattle

Health Declaration

Due to the physical nature of much of the work, prospective volunteers need to complete a Health Declaration form and since children are regular visitors to our sites, also have an enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

We appreciate your interest in working with us and look forward to hearing from you and hopefully welcoming you to the network of volunteers who help us to work for a borough rich in wildlife; valued and enjoyed by many.

If you are interested in volunteering at a particular site, please contact the Senior Warden at the nature reserve that you are interested in.


  • Saltwells path
  • Saltwells, birds on lake summer
  • Saltwells bluebells
  • For more information contact the Parks Development Team:

    General contact form

  • Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Please note that the offices are closed at weekends and Bank Holidays.