Volunteer with us and help care for Penwith's living, working landscape

We supply free training and ongoing support to our volunteers. To be the first to hear about our training opportunities, fill in our visitor registration form.

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Volunteer

Volunteering is at the heart of the work of the Penwith Landscape Partnership. 

Many of our projects include opportunities for volunteer work, so do please get in touch if you can spare some time to support our work. The work our volunteers undertake includes:

  • Volunteers at Bosavern Community FarmClearing vegetation from footpaths and ancient sites

  • Surveying archaeological remains in Penwith

  • Repairing Cornish hedges

  • Identifying and recording flora and fauna

  • Repairing and replacing stiles and gates

  • Recording important local heritage features in the landscape

  • Removing invasive species of plants

  • Historical research into ancient sites

If you are interested in volunteering and helping the Penwith landscape, please complete our volunteer registration form. You can also read about the experiences of some of our current volunteers.

We have a number of documents of interest to volunteers including our handbook- you can view and download these here.

We also offer regular training courses for our volunteers - details of the courses will be announced on our events page and our social media channels.

The lead partner for our two volunteering focussed projects are the Cornwall AONB. You can read more about our People and Communities projects here.

 

Upcoming events

Visit our team and volunteers as they investigate Tregaminnion Chapel and Holy Well

In the week of 5th-9th August members of the PLP team and our volunteers will be working to investigate and record Tregaminion Chapel and Holy Well on the outskirts of Morvah. Reputedly dating to the 5th and 6th century AD this ancient holy well and... Read more

Friday 9th August 2019, 9:30am to 3:30pm

Morvah

Wildflower Identification for Beginners

***Please note: This event is now fully booked. You can still use the form to register your interest in case we have any cancellations*** There is such a vast and stunning array of wildflowers in Penwith but starting to identify them can seem overwhelming.... Read more

Wednesday 14th August 2019, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QR

Volunteer Day: Seed sowing near Morvah

On Wednesday 21st August our team and volunteers will be out sowing wildflower and Yellow Rattle seeds near Morvah. This seed was previously collected by our seed harvester and volunteers at Tehidy Country Park, and its sowing will help restore species... Read more

Wednesday 21st August 2019, 9:45am to 3:00pm

Higher Keigwin
near Morvah

Volunteer Day: Footpath re-profiling on Bosporthennis Common

On Thursday 22nd August our team and volunteers will be using rab to infill deep gullies in an access path on Bosporthennis Common, and checking the condition of cross-channels and drains that our volunteers previously created in the winter. Such work... Read more

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 9:45am to 3:00pm

Bosporthennis Common

Photography for Beginners - Part 1

***Please note: This event is now fully booked. You can still use the form to register your interest in case we have any cancellations*** Penwith Landscape Partnership is looking for some budding new photographers to take stunning pictures of Penwith... Read more

Friday 23rd August 2019, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QR

Photography for Beginners - Part 2

***Please note: This event is now fully booked. You can still use the form to register your interest in case we have any cancellations*** Penwith Landscape Partnership is looking for some budding new photographers to take stunning pictures of Penwith... Read more

Friday 30th August 2019, 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Porthcurno

Interactive Soils training Day - Herbal Leys

This free training day for Penwith farmers will introduce the concept of herbal leys with industry experts. As well as introducing the theory the day will also include a practical session in the afternoon - please wear sensible footwear and dress for... Read more

Thursday 26th September 2019, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QR