Volunteer at Hadleigh Park

Friday 4 September

If you enjoy rolling your sleeves up and getting out in the great outdoors then Hadleigh Park wants to hear from you!

Hadleigh Park is holding a series of volunteer days running from Sunday 6 September to Wednesday 18 November for anyone interested in helping to protect the local countryside and improve habitats for wildlife at the Park.

With over 500 acres of idyllic countryside from woodland, pasture, hay meadow and marsh to old hedgerows and ponds there is always a wide range of things to be done. It is also a world class sports facility with the only Olympic mountain bike tracks open to the public in the world.

Cllr Ray Gooding, Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Sport and Physical Activity, said: “We hope that volunteers will choose to return for future sessions and that in time we can build a group of valuable regulars.

“Volunteers will be an important part of the team at Hadleigh Park and essential in maintaining the park for all to enjoy.

“You don’t need to be incredibly fit or even have any experience to join an open day, everyone is welcome.”


Volunteers will work alongside trained rangers and at their own pace although the day does involve a lot of walking. There is no need to book a place in advance and volunteers will not be charged to park for the day. Simply turn up outside the Hub café for 10.30am where you will be greeted by a member of the Hadleigh Park team. The open days finish at 3.30pm although people may leave earlier if they wish.

For further details such as dates, times, what to wear and what’s provided visit: