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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.

Louise and her Refiesta crew

Meet Louise - our new Volunteering Development Officer for the East Midlands

Louise joins us to help our local groups in the East Midlands attract and develop new volunteers. She shares her love of raising awareness of everyday environmental issues, and how teaching English as a second language started her on her volunteering journey.

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Cassa enjoying some rock climbing

Meet Cassa - our new Volunteering Development Manager for the North

Cassa is joining us to help develop our volunteering opportunities in the North of England. Here she shares her motivations, favourite volunteering placement, and her love of the countryside.

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Lorna leading one of her tours

Exploring Sussex’s countryside gems with Lorna

Lorna felt the need to do something to protect the Sussex countryside that she loves so much. She now leads CPRE Sussex’s summer visits programme to beautiful spots in the Kent and Sussex countryside.

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Rosalind Ambler

Spreading the word with Rosalind – CPRE Wiltshire volunteer

Rosalind helps CPRE Wiltshire keep their supporters up to date with their twice-yearly newsletter. She finds it hugely rewarding to see her work in print, but coordinating it all is not without its challenges. This is her story.

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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.

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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.

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Anna

Anna's national office volunteering

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

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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. 

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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.

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Caroline

Caroline from Hampshire

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

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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

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Katie Loades

Katie's insight into Parliament

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

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