Current volunteering opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Broads Authority. Please view our current opportunities below.

Volunteer Action Days

The Broads Authority is putting on Volunteer Action Days in September and October to allow you to come and try some practical conservation volunteering in the Broads National Park.

Our Volunteer Action Days allow you to volunteer on a casual basis, without having to commit to long-term volunteering, so why not come out for the day and give it a try?.


Due to the popularity of our other dates, we have added an additional Volunteer Action Day taking place on Sunday 24 October at Cary's Meadow, Norwich. There is an increased capacity of 12 spaces on this date to allow more people to have a go and get stuck in!

Meeting our Rangers at Cary's Meadow car park, you'll be given an introduction to the volunteering activities, the site, and why we are carrying out this important vegetation management task. Your Ranger supervisor will make sure you are given all the safety information and task instructions you need to safely take part in this enjoyable Volunteer Action Day.

We'll provide work gloves, a high viz jacket, and any other personal protective equipment needed, but you'll need to bring wellies as it can be wet underfoot and waterproofs in case of bad weather, plus warm clothing that you don't mind getting a bit dirty, and enough food and drink for the day. Unfortunately, there are no toilet facilities on site.

If this sounds like something you'd like to do, sign up today. Places are limited and booking is essential.

Booking for 24 October is essential on Eventbrite (please note we cannot accept people who just turn up on the day).

Education Volunteers

We are looking to recruit some extra Education Volunteers to help our Education Officer and Generation Green Project Officers delivering outdoor education activities for young people. Education volunteers need to have a passion for the environment and engaging with children. The role will focus on an array of educational subjects and volunteers will work with a variety of young people from different backgrounds. If you think you have what it takes to inspire young people then this could be for you.

Education Volunteer Role Description (PDF)

Volunteer Application Form – Guidance Notes (PDF)

How to apply

If you’d like to apply for one or more of the above roles, here is the link to our online application and volunteer records system on Better Impact:

Note: We are advertising Ranger Volunteer and Practical Volunteer roles later in the year, so please only apply for the above if they are your preferred volunteer role.

If you’re unable to apply online please phone 01603 610734 to ask for an information pack and application form.

Taster Days

We will review all applications and let you know if you’re being invited to a Taster Day to find out more about the role. This is a chance to ask questions and find out if you really want to volunteer in this role and gives our supervisors a chance to assess your suitability.

Induction and Training

If you are successful following your application and taster day, we will ensure you have sufficient information, training, clothing, and equipment to carry out your role. Training may include online and/or face-to-face courses and will include ‘while volunteering’ training too.