Mourne Heritage Trust offers a range of opportunities to get involved in enjoyable and rewarding conservation work in the Mourne AONB. This is delivered primarily through our Active Lifestyles programme which aims to give people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds the opportunity to take part. Through our activities, while helping to protect and enhance the environment, you can discover new places, take on exciting challenges, meet people and learn new skills and also improve your health and wellbeing through outdoor activity.

We offer volunteers a range of practical conservation opportunities including wildlife surveying, upland path maintenance and erosion control, dry stone wall building, tree planting, invasive species control, beach-cleans, nursery gardening and much more. Working alongside our experienced team of Rangers and Coordinators, you will learn techniques that enhance your practical conservation skills and increase your knowledge about our natural and cultural heritage.

Before all that our staff can help you decide what role you want to take on. You could be a Conservation Volunteer, a Tree Nursery Assistant or even a Volunteer Ranger working in the high Mournes. We also run a Youth Ranger summer scheme for 14 to 16 year olds. If you are part of a group, a club, a business or an organisation that works we can help you get involved through team days, tailoring activities to suit your needs. 

If you are interested in getting involved with conservation volunteering then please see our active lifestyles website for contact details and our calendar of events by clicking here.