Meet the volunteers who help us protect & celebrate the past while looking forward to a sustainable future. Read our latest Volunteer Newsletter.

Heritage Centre Volunteer
Share your passion for Land of Oak & Iron and inspire visitors as a ‘Meeter & Greeter’. Help care for the courtyard and surrounding area or get involved with events at the centre. No experience is necessary, just a friendly face. We are planning a volunteer information session towards the end of August, register now to find out more.

Mapping Project
We need your help to create an interactive map showing the many layers of heritage and natural resources within Land of Oak & Iron. Transfer information from existing maps to the new map, research what is available on old records or share your own specialist knowledge of particular subjects. Find out more or register now to get involved.

John, Woodland Volunteer
“I enjoy working with the Land of Oak & Iron since it is a great opportunity to meet loads of new friends from a variety of backgrounds. At the same time I am out in the fresh air getting lots of physical exercise, learning new skills and helping to maintain and improve our ancient woodlands for future generations.”
Find a volunteer day.

Join our Wildlife Group
Learn how to identify and survey for wildlife in our area at regular monthly activities run by Durham Wildlife Trust. Some of these activities are family friendly, all are free. Explore your local area and share your wildlife sightings to help us build up a record of what can be found in Land of Oak & Iron. Find out more about how to get involved.


Contact us to get involved.