Get involved

As part of the development phase we need to trial lots of different ideas; to demonstrate ways we can attract new audiences to Stover Park and make its heritage and wildlife stories relevant and interesting to a wider audience. We also need to raise match funding.

There are lots of ways you could get involved as a volunteer to help move the wider project forward:

  • Friends of Stover Park is the charity:
    ‘Educational and charitable support to members and guests of Stover Country Park and to maintain the park as an open space and amenity for the local area.’
  • Friends of Stover needs more committee members

People can get involved to:

  • help at Stover events/activities run by Friends of Stover Park
  • help fundraise
  • become a trustee
  • bake cakes for meetings!

People with IT, fundraising, bid writing and marketing skills are also needed.

On a practical note, we need volunteers to:

  • make things for events
  • help us count visitor numbers
  • take ‘before and after’ photographs of heritage areas within Stover park which will be restored or changed as part of the project
  • help to construct larger projects like workbenches.
  • provide creative input, for example, with making posters
  • greet people at events
  • help with other practical tasks as they arise

As the project progresses there will be lots of opportunities to volunteer and we would love to have a pool of willing helpers to call upon.

In return you can:

  • gain new skills
  • use skills you already have
  • help others in the community
  • make new friends and get invited to volunteer socials
  • be involved in a project which has a vision and purpose
  • help to keep Stover a safe, clean and vibrant park for all

We are also looking for help from students with backgrounds in theatre, wildlife, community development, environmental science, education and more.

We look forward to meeting you. If you would like any further information please contact us.

Eve Malster
Restoring Stover Park – Community Engagement Officer, Public Rights of Way Team, Devon County Council
Tel: 07971 797658