Stover has a variety of volunteer groups who come to the Park on a regular basis to help with routine maintenance and special projects. Without the help of these volunteers the years routine maintenance would be harder to complete. Projects range from grass raking, brash removal, rhododendron clearance, bridge building, marsh maintenance and path laying, among others.

Stover would like to thank the various groups for their help throughout the year, it’s much appreciated! Thank You!

Stover Volunteers

Stover Volunteers have been running for many years now and come to the Park on the last Sunday of the month throughout the winter, from September to April. The sessions start at 10am and finish at 4pm. You can volunteer for any period during the day. People join for different reasons – to keep fit, learn new skills, make friends, gain valuable experience or just for fun. The groups are very relaxed and with only one requirement – a good sense of humour.

If you are interested in joining Stover Volunteers please contact the Rangers Office on 01626 835 236 or email stover@devon.gov.uk.


DOVE Project

The DOVE Project offer a range of modernised Day Opportunities through their innovative “Inclusion and Training” programmes. Operating in Devon and Plymouth, they offer group based support through their hubs and training houses, with a focus on maintaining and developing new skills, enhancing inclusion and increasing levels of independence.

DOVE have been actively involved with practical conservation over the last ten years.



Otterhayes is set in 4 acres of the East Devon countryside just outside Ottery St Mary, and was set up by Jim and Carolyn Allen in 1985 as a charitable trust. They provide residential and supportive living for adults with learning difficulties.

They have been actively involved in voluntary practical conservation work for around 20 years and believe that the conservation work they do greatly benefits their clients in many ways; from understanding their natural environment, to learning practical skills.


New volunteers groups are always welcome! If you are interested, contact the Rangers Office on 01626 835236 or email stover@devon.gov.uk.