We are currently looking for volunteers in the Avon Valley and Oxfordshire areas, are you able to help?

The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens were established in 1968 and have continued to grow into the 370  strong membership of  today.  Anyone can join, all you need is enthusiasm for the Cotswolds and a willingness to offer your time and skills to help keep the Cotswolds special.

The Cotswold Wardens form part of the wider Cotswolds Conservation Board and the volunteer opportunities are variable.  There is something for everyone, from walling to walks and talks to tree planting.

Would you like to try out one of these activities?

  • Working Parties - help conserve and enhance the AONB, taking part in a range of projects from drystone walling, hedge laying, and tree planting to installing kissing gates and pond restoration.
  • Parish wardening - Work with parish councils, farmers and local residents to help keep footpaths open and identify local features in need of restoration.
  • Guided Walks - Lead a guided walk, promoting the Cotswolds AONB to a wider audience.
  • Education - Help with school assemblies and days out exploring the Cotswolds
  • Shows and talks -Promote the value of the Cotswolds.

 In return for your commitment, we offer support, training, equipment, travel expenses and a sense of achievement.

Currently we are very keen to recruit in the Avon Valley and Oxfordshire areas, so if you feel able to give some time to the Cotswolds then please contact us.

If you are interested in joining then please complete the application form which can be downloaded here but please take the time to look at further details of what is involved within the Essential Guide  or alternatively email info@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk or telephone 01451 862000. We look forward to hearing from you.

Donations to the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens

If you appreciate the work of the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens and they have made a difference to you or your community then we would welcome donations to their Countryside Fund.  The fund is used to support projects that will benefit the AONB both directly on the ground and indirectly through education and promotion.  Projects include restoration of sheepwashes, milestones and stone walls, tree and hedge planting, funding for school countryside activities, information boards and installation of kissing gates.  Any donation should be made payable to the Cotswolds Conservation Board (Countryside Fund) and sent to the Volunteer Co-ordinator, Cotswolds Conservation Board, Fosse Way,Northleach,Gloucestershire GL543JH.