Whether you want to get active in the Kent
countryside or improve your skills and experience by working with
our staff on an exciting volunteer project, we offer a range of
opportunities to suit most people.
Kent Countryside Access Forum Needs you!
Would you like to be involved in the development of Kent’s
countryside for the benefit of the public? The Kent Countryside
Access Forum is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers with
the passion, knowledge and skills to help people enjoy the Garden
The forum is an independent advisory body of volunteers, who
meet at least three times a year in Ashford or Maidstone. They
advise Kent County Council and other decision-making bodies on ways
to improve public rights of way and open air recreation for the
benefit of all.
Its members are local people who ensure a reasonable balance of
interests between users of the local rights of way, owners and
occupiers of the land and a third group representing other
interests, such as conservation, tourism and the rural economy.
Applications are currently invited from people with
experience in the following areas:
- Leisure / recreational activities; including walking, horse
riding ,cycling, carriage driving and motor vehicle use of
- Farming / land management
- Nature conservation
- History / archaeology
- Rural business
- Minority groups
- Disabled people.
Countryside Access Project Officers
From time to time we have opportunities for volunteers to work
with us in one of our offices as a Countryside
Access Project Officer. This could be on a short or long term
project, or shadowing one of our officers in either the area public
rights of way teams or Definitive Map team.
Sustrans Volunteer Rangers in Kent
Sustrans, the UK's leading sustainable transport charity and
Kent County Council have teamed up to help improve the cycling
environment in the county and encourage more people to take to
Volunteer 'rangers' help look after and promote sections
of the National Cycle Network and other local routes. Being a
ranger is a great way for
members of the public to get active and enjoy the outdoors
whilst volunteering. For more information
look at the Sustrans website.
Kent Countryside Access
Access Forums were established
under the Countryside
and Rights of Way Act 2000 and Kent's Countryside
Access Forum is at the forefront of policy making and
access issues.If you would like to become involved in the forum and
would like further information, please contact the Kent Countryside
Access Forum by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01622 221568.