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Some of the 'on the day' volunteers at the Newbiggin Green Clean in 2018

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our amazing volunteers.

We welcome voluntary help in a range of activities, some home-based, others in groups working on  countryside projects in various parts of the county. With your support, we can continue to make the countryside in Northumberland a better place for everyone.

Volunteer with CPRE Northumberland

Search our current opportunities to find one that’s just right for you.

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Why volunteer with us?

From the serene beauty of Coquetdaledale to the wild and rugged Castle Point at Dunstanburgh, we’re passionate about enhancing the countryside in Northumberland to make it a better place for everyone to live, work and enjoy. We value the contribution of our volunteers enormously and with your support, we can achieve even more.

By volunteering with us you’ll be part of a friendly team of like-minded people. You’ll gain new skills and we’ll give you the training you may need for your volunteering role. You can join in with our social events, attend workshops and take part in our annual national conference.

Our volunteers support us in many ways including fundraising, providing specialist advice, governance, investigating proposed planning developments, managing our social media and website and much more! Here’s an example…

Tell us about it

If you know of some development planned for the area where you live, and have a concern about it, we would love to hear from you. It might be a building project on what was previously farmland; or a structure you consider would be an eyesore; or a new road bringing noise and traffic fumes to an area of peace and tranquillity.

Even more important are changes that can occur unexpectedly – like the removal of a tree or section of hedgerow without permission, or a development which does not observe the strict conditions laid down for it in when the plans were passed.

Whatever it is, simply send an email to the address below.

We regularly support action groups fighting inappropriate developments anywhere in Northumberland. Your timely information could alert us to a potential threat we would want to know about and get involved with.

You might even be prepared to help us more regularly by acting as a contact for your area, putting us in the picture as and when something new arises. If you have a public-spirited concern for our green heritage, you could be just the person we are hoping to hear from.

To find out more, email our Secretary, Annie Lloyd at

Read about what it’s like to volunteer with us at CPRE Northumberland through our volunteer stories.

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Further information

We want to give you a first-class experience when you volunteer with us. Our online volunteering hub is the one-stop place for all your volunteering information. You can apply for an opportunity using an easy online form and track your application every step of the way.

We’d love to hear from you if you have other skills to offer or any questions about volunteering. You can reach us at

We want you to have an excellent volunteering experience with us and to achieve this we’ve made commitments to our volunteers (PDF 860 KB).