Volunteer

With the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust

Join Us As a Volunteer

All sorts of people have joined us as volunteers and, whatever the reason, they find it a varied and rewarding experience.

WHAT YOU GET

WHAT WE NEED

BELLEVER CONSERVATION & WORK PARTIES

Volunteers are needed for our regular Bellever conservation work parties.

Paul Rendell leads our wonderful team of conservation volunteers on Bellever carrying out a range of work to protect our moorland site, encouraging biodiversity and managing our treasured archaeology.

The team also maintain the stone wall boundary and non-native species of trees that spread onto the moorland so there is always plenty to do. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with us at Bellever, please email Paul on paul.dartmoor@virgin.net or telephone 01837 54727 to have a chat and find out more. We look forward to seeing you soon!

DPHT EDUCATION & VISITOR CENTRE – NATIONAL TRUST PARKE ESTATE, BOVEY TRACEY

Join us at our headquarters and purpose built, bespoke heritage centre, open to the public on selected days throughout the year and where we run our equine assisted learning programmes. We have 6 permanent ponies and a number of feral ponies brought in on a regular basis for taming, which are then returned to their respective farms whilst good equine homes are sought for them.

TRUSTEE OPPORTUNITIES

Do you have health and safety or previous trustee experience? We are always looking for well-rounded individuals with an interest in the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust to carry forward our strategic plan.

If you’re interested in volunteering with us and would like to find out more, please email admin@dpht.co.uk or phone 01626 833234. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Volunteer Training

As well as helping the vital work of the Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust when you volunteer with us, you can also learn valuable new skills that can help you in your professional and personal life; some of our volunteers have picked up new skills like stone walling repair and pony training. How often do opportunities to learn new skills like these come up while making a difference too?