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Corporate Volunteering

Volunteering and sponsorship for businesses

A Peak Park Conservation Volunteer (PPCV) day is a great way to get out with your team! Swap the office for our beautiful National Park for the day. Dig, plant, shovel, and smile together on a practical volunteer task, make a great contribution to the landscape and make some great memories along the way too.

We work with a number of corporate teams every year, including several repeat visitors, who love to come back for their annual fix of team bonding, learning new skills and make a meaningful contribution on an away day.

A typical PPCV volunteer day

  • 10am - Meet PPCV leader(s) at designated meeting point, briefing from PPCV leader(s) and distribution of tools & equipment.
  • 10.30am to12.30pm - Volunteer activity under PPCV Leader(s) supervision, with breaks to enjoy your own drinks & snacks.
  • 12.30pm to 1.30pm - Lunch (not provided), usually outdoors.
  • 1.30pm to 3.30pm - Volunteer activity, with more breaks as required.
  • 3pm to 4pm - Departure. Finish times vary depending on the group, activity and time of year. Latest 4pm in summer or 3pm in winter.

Please note this is a rough guide, and we may adjust timings and activities to suite the weather conditions and groups we are working with on the day.

Volunteer activities by season


September to November - scrub clearance, pond restoration, drystone walling.


December to March - tree planting, hedge planting, scrub clearance.

Spring and Summer

April to August - Footpath and bridleway maintenance, installing gates, digging ditches, trimming pathways, fencing, invasive species control.

What we provide

  • Appropriate volunteer activity, with details sent out approximately 3-4 weeks before the day.
  • A PPCV Leader to ensure your day is safe, enjoyable and meaningful. All our leaders have extensive in-house training, 2-day first aid and DBS checked (where required).
  • All personal protective equipment (including work gloves), tools and equipment required for the volunteer activity.
  • Risk assessments and public liability insurance whilst undertaking the activity.

What you provide

  • Your own packed lunch, any snacks and drinks required.
  • Your own work clothes and footwear, suitable for working outside in all weathers. Bear in mind some tasks / times of year may mean clothes will get wet, muddy or scuffed up. See our What to Wear guide for more information.
  • Transport to the volunteer site or mutually agreed location (e.g. a train station) by arrangement with PPCV staff.

Costs and booking information

Although we are part of the Peak District National Park Authority, corporate funding is vital in order to cover the majority of our annual running costs. We work with over 2000 volunteers each year, of which over 50% are young people, additional needs, and probation groups, from whom we receive no funding. In this way, your contribution helps us to continue our work with more such groups in the future.

Fees for 2024

  • 5 people £500 +VAT (minimum fee/number of people)
  • 6-10 people £750 +VAT
  • 11-15 people £1000 +VAT
  • 16-20 people £1250 +VAT
  • +20 people fee by arrangement; please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Corporate Volunteer days are generally Tuesdays and Fridays. Other dates may be made available by arrangement.

Please complete an Enquiry Form to further your enquiry or make a booking.

See what we are up to this week

Twitter: @PeakPark_PPCV
Facebook: /ppcvfacebook
Instagram: @ppcv_pdnp

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