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Volunteering with the Avalon Marshes Partnership


For something a little bit different, why not consider volunteering with us?  We have opportunities for one-off volunteering or more regular activities, ranging from helping with the construction of replica historical buildings and artefacts, or surveying walking routes, to office-based activities such as photo-archiving or managing event bookings.  If you are looking for skills to enhance your CV or just want to get involved in the wonderful Avalon Marshes, then we have something for you.

Below you will find volunteering opportunities that are currently available ­ look out for regular updates. If you are interested please get in touch and we can provide more details:

Contact details

Phone: 01458 860556
Address: Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Somerset, BA6 9TTtwitter-socialfacebook-social

Hands on Heritage

The Hands on Heritage team will be building reconstructions of ancient buildings using traditional crafts and techniques.  The Iron Age, Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon periods will be represented in this exciting project, through stone wall construction, lime mortaring, green timber frame woodworking, pottery making and firing, tile manufacture, wood turning and carving.    We are particularly looking for craft or building skills, or anyone with an interest in archaeology, history and the environment.

Walk Surveyor

Do you enjoy getting out into the countryside? We are looking for help to develop circular walks in the Avalon Marshes area.  No specific skills or experience necessary, other than enthusiasm and respect for the surrounding landscape. This role could be fulfilled equally by a keen walker, family, dog-walker or group of people.  You would walk specified routes, which are of varying lengths, and report back on your findings.

Geocaching Coordinator

Do you have experience of Geocaching or setting-up and managing caches?  This role is to assist in the siting of geocaches within the project area, including landowner liaison, updating online information relating to these caches. You would also help to identify appropriate sites by map reading and walking local footpath routes, and maintain the caches periodically.

Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership
Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9TT
   01458 860556

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