We are a small friendly team working by the seaside in Sidmouth. If you would like to get into a different sector, or enhance your CV, develop some transferable skills and can spare 1 or more days a week we'd love to hear from you.

Website and communications - are you tech savvy and experienced in communications?

    • website management / development
    • events
    • media work
    • PR
    • communications

Or Development work; would you love to enhance your knowledge outdoors?

      • collecting data
      • surveying

We run a range of projects covering access, farming and wildlife that could provide opportunities for learning. If you are interested in gaining work experience in protected landscape management, perhaps whilst looking for work, or between study/terms, why not give us a call to discuss things.  Keep an eye out for tweets at

Twitter @EastDevonAONB

Conservation volunteering - want more hands on in the great outdoors?

If you would like to volunteer with a local group doing more practical site work,see below for the many local volunteering opportunities that the area has to offer. 

National Trust in East Devon are looking for volunteers to join their Ranger team working on beautiful sites all over East Devon.

Devon Wildlife Trust are looking for volunteers to help with management work on their reserves in East Devon and Devon, as well as at Seaton Jurassic and their HQ at Cricklepit Mill, Exeter.

RSPB are looking for volunteers for Sunday and Wednesday work parties to help with management work on their reserve at Aylesbeare, near Woodbury.

EDDC are looking for volunteers to help out in lots of different ways on the Seaton Wetland area as it grows and develops. The District Council also supports other volunteer groups such as the Axe Vale and District Conservation Society on the Local Nature Reserve network.

Axe Vale and District Conservation Society have regular work parties at sites ranging from the Undercliffs National Nature Reserve through to the Stockland Turbaries. New members and volunteers always welcome.

The Sid Vale Association run regular volunteer days on a Monday on their reserves on the river Sid and on Salcombe Hill. There are also opportunities for volunteering from time to time at their Peaslands Knapp reserve.

The Sidmouth Arboretum group are seeking professional and volunteer assistance to undertake a survey of the trees in the entire Sid Valley, which will inform a study to evaluate the total economic and environmental value of the tree resource to the Sid catchment.

You could also contact the East Devon Volunteer Support Agency for other ways to get involved.

Contact Us

East Devon AONB Partnership
Kennaway House
Coburg Road, Sidmouth
EX10 8NG

Tel: 01404 46663

Email : info@eastdevonaonb.org.uk

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About us

In England and Wales, our finest landscapes have been conserved through designation as National Parks and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB

The East Devon AONB was designated in 1963 and is one of 46 AONBs situated across the UK. The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides general information about the AONBs, whilst the South West Protected Landscape Forum exists to provde a regional voice  for the 14 protected landscapes, which together make up 38% of the South West of England.

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