Meet the volunteers who help us protect & celebrate the past while looking forward to a sustainable future.

Evelyn, Archaeology & Woodland Volunteer  “I was visiting Derwentcote steel furnace and thought it would be good and interesting to do something different in the area that I have lived all my life. If you are thinking of volunteering, give it a go, the people are friendly and the things we do improve the area. I have been involved in tree felling, replanting saplings, path making and excavating the old waggonway at Whickham and the furnace at Allensford. It’s good to be outdoors and helps keep me fit and active.”

Chopwell WoodFest 2018    Our festival volunteers play a big part in creating a good atmosphere and helping the public get the most out of the activities. By joining our friendly and passionate team you can help us to achieve this. Roles include helping in the car park, stewarding throughout the event, managing waste, setting up on Saturday and Sunday and taking down afterwards. You’ll be given food and drink vouchers and free entry for yourself and a friend.
Find out more & sign up: email Kath or call 01207 524883.

Become a Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre Volunteer Inspire visitors, share your passion for the local area. No experience necessary, just a friendly face.
Find out more & sign up: email Kath or call 01207 524883.


Join the Land of Oak & Iron Wildlife Group Learn how to identify and survey wildlife in our area. Regular monthly activities run by Durham Wildlife Trust.
Find out more & to join: email Kirsty.


Contact us to get involved.