Kynsa ha Diwettha – Agan Tirwedh Bewa ha Gonis
First and Last – Our Living Working Landscape
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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.

Our Both Ombrofyoryon (Volunteer Hub) at Geevor is now open, providing a work place and training location for volunteers

All our volunteers are provided with a Volunteer Handbook providing advice and support- you can also view this here on the website

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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. Our volunteer group sessions are currently suspended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to reintroduce sessions as soon as possible. You can still register as a volunteer and be one of the first to hear as soon as the sessions restart. 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

Wildlife Windows - Family Walk and Art Activity looking at Wildflowers and Butterflies in Cot Valley with Sue Kinley

Join artist Sue Kinley for Wildlife Windows – a walk and art activity looking at wild flowers and butterflies in the Cot Valley, near St Just. The beautiful Cot Valley runs down to Porth Nanven, which has been called ‘Dinosaur Egg Beach’... Read more

Thursday 3rd June 2021, 11:00am to 1:00pm

Cot Valley
Near St Just
Penzance
Cornwall

Seeing the Landscape - Artists' Impressions of Carn Euny Exhibition Day 1

In the Autumn of 2020 a number of artists joined Mayes Creative on walks through the Penwith landscape to the ancient settlement of Carn Euny, to learn more about and be inspired by this historic place as part of the Penwith Landscape Partnership’s... Read more

Friday 18th June 2021, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Seeing the Landscape - Artists' Impressions of Carn Euny Exhibition Day 2

In the Autumn of 2020 a number of artists joined Mayes Creative on walks through the Penwith landscape to the ancient settlement of Carn Euny, to learn more about and be inspired by this historic place as part of the Penwith Landscape Partnership’s... Read more

Saturday 19th June 2021, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Community Art Walks around Sancreed

Join us on 19th June for a day with two walks starting and ending at the Seeing the Landscape artist exhibition at Sancreed Village Hall, Sancreed. TR20 8QR. An art exhibition with work inspired by a previous visit to Carn Euny will be displayed in the... Read more

Saturday 19th June 2021, 10:30am to 3:30pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Seeing the Landscape - Artists' Impressions of Carn Euny Exhibition Day 3

In the Autumn of 2020 a number of artists joined Mayes Creative on walks through the Penwith landscape to the ancient settlement of Carn Euny, to learn more about and be inspired by this historic place as part of the Penwith Landscape Partnership’s... Read more

Sunday 20th June 2021, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Seeing the Landscape - Artists' Impressions of Carn Euny Exhibition Day 4

In the Autumn of 2020 a number of artists joined Mayes Creative on walks through the Penwith landscape to the ancient settlement of Carn Euny, to learn more about and be inspired by this historic place as part of the Penwith Landscape Partnership’s... Read more

Monday 21st June 2021, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Seeing the Landscape - Artists' Impressions of Carn Euny Exhibition Day 5

In the Autumn of 2020 a number of artists joined Mayes Creative on walks through the Penwith landscape to the ancient settlement of Carn Euny, to learn more about and be inspired by this historic place as part of the Penwith Landscape Partnership’s... Read more

Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Seeing the Landscape - Artists' Impressions of Carn Euny Exhibition Day 6

In the Autumn of 2020 a number of artists joined Mayes Creative on walks through the Penwith landscape to the ancient settlement of Carn Euny, to learn more about and be inspired by this historic place as part of the Penwith Landscape Partnership’s... Read more

Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Rocky Shore Wildlife workshop

From sea anemones that look like strawberries to fish with suckers on their bellies, join wildlife experts from Budding Nature to explore the broad and fascinating diversity of animals that inhabit Penwith’s rocky shores. The workshop takes the... Read more

Thursday 24th June 2021, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Meet at the slipway to the beach from Kings Road
Marazion
Penzance
Cornwall

Introduction to Botany workshop

A gentle introduction to plant identification. You will learn the terminology of plants, the most useful characteristics for identification, and how to identify members of 10 of the major plant families. The morning will be spent indoors, practicing identification... Read more

Friday 2nd July 2021, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location to be confirmed

Introduction to Insect Identification workshop

A beginners level workshop where you will learn to recognise some of the main insect groups, including how to distinguish hoverflies from bees and wasps, dragonflies from damselflies, grasshoppers from crickets, and beetles from bugs. There will be a... Read more

Friday 9th July 2021, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location to be confirmed

Heathland Wildlife workshop

Learn about the flora and fauna of Penwith’s internationally important heathlands as you join natural history experts from Budding Nature for an exploration of the heaths around Chapel Carn Brea and neighbouring Bartinney Downs. This workshop will... Read more

Friday 23rd July 2021, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Chapel Carn Brea Car Park
Penzance
Cornwall
TR19 6JD

Painted Butterflies: Family Art Workshop with Sue Kinley

On 31st July at join artist Sue Kinley at the St Buryan Village Hall for a family art activity. Painted Butterflies In this workshop make a ‘kaleidoscope’ of butterflies for your wall, looking at the beautiful colours and patterns of butterflies... Read more

Saturday 31st July 2021, 11:00am to 4:30pm

St Buryan Village Hall
Lands End Road
St Buryan
Penzance
TR19 6ES

Making a Cornish Hedge Artwork: Family Art Workshop with Sue Kinley

On 5th August join artist Sue Kinley at Sancreed Village Hall for a family art workshop: Making a Cornish Hedge Artwork In this workshop we will look for the patterns in hedges and walls, and have fun with building colours and textures. Art materials... Read more

Thursday 5th August 2021, 11:00am to 4:30pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Wonderful Lichens - Magnets and Mobiles: Family Art Workshop with Sue Kinley

On 12th August join artist Sue Kinley at Sancreed Village Hall for a family art workshop: Wonderful Lichens - Magnets and Mobiles On your walks around Penwith, see how many lichens you can draw or photograph. Look on tree branches, standing stones,... Read more

Thursday 12th August 2021, 11:00am to 4:30pm

Sancreed Village Hall
Sancreed
Penzance
Cornwall
TR20 8QS

Printing from the Penwith Landscape: Family Art Workshop with Sue Kinley

On 14th August at join artist Sue Kinley at the St Buryan Village Hall for a family art activity. Printing from the Penwith Landscape If you have been on one of our family art walks, bring your sketchbooks along, or any images from the Penwith landscape... Read more

Saturday 14th August 2021, 11:00am to 4:30pm

St Buryan Village Hall
Lands End Road
St Buryan
Penzance
TR19 6ES

Botany of the Penwith Coast workshop

Join botanical experts from Budding Nature for a walk along the spectacular section of coast path at Botallack to learn about, and learn to identify, some of the specialised flora of the Penwith coast. This workshop will take place on 20th August, 10am... Read more

Friday 20th August 2021, 10:00am to 3:00pm

Count House Car Park
Botallack Mine
Near St Just
Cornwall
TR19 7QQ

Weaving the Colours of Penwith: Family Art Workshop with Sue Kinley

On 21st August at join artist Sue Kinley at the Solomon Browne Hall, Mousehole for a family art activity. Weaving the Colours of Penwith Bands and stripes of colours across fields, commons, heathland, the sea – how many can you see? We will use... Read more

Saturday 21st August 2021, 11:00am to 4:30pm

Solomon Browne Hall
Duck Street
Mousehole
Cornwall
TR19 6QW