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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester

Volunteering Opportunities


Gaining experience in a work place or organisation is a valuable part of a broad careers curriculum.  Over 95% of schools and colleges identify employability skills and increased self-confidence as key benefits of experiences of work.  

Youth Volunteers

Our monthly Youth Volunteering group is now up and running! Join in with like-minded people to have your say about the Country Park and help to make it happen. Give back to your community and the environment but helping out around the Country Park, learn new skills in team-building activities, and have a voice in the Youth programme that the Country Park offers.

Sixth Form Student Work Experience Placements

If you’re looking for work experience Upton Country Park can offer a range of placements that will provide you with practical skills and real-world experience to build your CV. Join our friendly, fun and engaging team for weekly roles or block placements.

A placement with our Visitor Services team will get you involved in everything from greeting visitors or helping with events, to working with school groups and creating new park activities and trails. Get experience in working with and for different audiences, marketing (including social media for business), event planning and customer service.  

Or work with our Operations Team and our amazing volunteers to get involved in all the practical elements of looking after the Country Park. From pruning to pond clearance and everything in between, gain practical hands-on experience of wildlife and habitat conservation, horticulture, and grounds maintenance.

Our Work Experience placements can run as either a weekly volunteering day or afternoon to build up your hours, or as a block placement over one or two weeks, whatever suits you.

Get in touch with the team at or call us on 01202 127770. 

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