Watch Robin's video where he talks about volunteering at Shipley and read Robin and Phil's stories.
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Meet the volunteers
Robin Freeman had been a visitor at Shipley Country Park for 30 years before he decided to give something back and become a volunteer.
He's been helping out at the park for two years now.
"We get involved in all sorts of things − fencing, hedge laying, planting, path repairs. It's very different from the engineering job I used to do but it's great to be able to get outside and learn new skills. They're a great bunch of people, we work hard but we also have a lot of fun."
Phil Rhodes volunteers at Pleasley Pit Country Park with their nature study group. He says:
"I went for a walk around the site and got talking to some of the volunteers and decided to get involved myself. I work on monitoring small animals like mice, shrews and voles and weigh, measure and log them. I have a busy day job so it's a release for me − I really look forward to my Saturday mornings outdoors."