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Volunteer stories

From getting stuck in with campaigning for the countryside to making new friends, our volunteers have lots of fantastic reasons why they freely give their time to our cause. Here is just a snapshot of why our volunteers have chosen CPRE as the charity they want to help.

Lizzie's love of horse riding often leads her out to the countryside.

Riding into the countryside with Lizzie

Having listened to stories from my grandfather about his work with farm horses, I asked my mother for riding lessons when I was nine. She soon re-discovered her childhood passion for horses! We had our first pony together and then my sister got involved too and different horses came into and went from our lives.


David Jones - CPRE Norfolk

David Jones - CPRE Norfolk

CPRE Norfolk volunteer David Jones started out as a planning warden but has gone on to do much more.



Anna's national office volunteering

Volunteering at CPRE’s head office in London for the past four months has been a great experience.


Alice Ashpitel

Alice's experience in branch development

I was a branch development intern for two months at CPRE in the summer between my third and fourth year at Oxford University. 


Gaylor Barré

Gaylor discovers English culture

Combining a way of improving my English while working in an environmental organisation were the main reasons why I wanted to volunteer with CPRE.



Caroline from Hampshire

Volunteering for CPRE has demonstrated to me how connected and complex some issues can be.


Derek Gardiner

Derek from Dorset

We moved to Dorset and I joined Dorset CPRE to try to give back some of the help we had been given by CPRE but possibly in other ways


Katie Loades

Katie's insight into Parliament

My time as Parliamentary Intern at CPRE has been thoroughly enjoyable and has provided invaluable experience.


Milton Brown

Milton's enriching web experience

I always viewed internships as a way for graduate students to gain work experience in their chosen field of work, or for an organisation to farm out those tedious, mundane and time consuming tasks that no one is eager to do. However, I couldn’t have been more wrong.


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