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 at our Heritage Centre. 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 and to be happy speaking to people.  
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Care for our water courses
Free training courses from Tyne Rivers Trust including Adopt a Stream on 14th March & pesticide training on 7th & 8th May, with the assessment a week later. For both of these there is a commitment for continued involvement afterwards. Tyne Rivers Trust also run volunteer river restoration activities.
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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.”
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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. 
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