A wide range of activities is carried out by Ark in the Park volunteers.
The majority of the predator control work is carried out by volunteers on four weekend days each month for sessions of around four hours. Also, small groups of volunteers have taken responsibility for weekly checks of sections of the stoat trap network, and other groups organise themselves for specific tasks during the week.
The commonest type of involvement is maintaining bait lines. It can be physically demanding, but we grade our bait lines from easy to difficult and you are matched with what suits you.
Activities less demanding than bait lines, but also requiring some fitness, are stoat trap checking, bird monitoring, weed removal, track maintenance and planting.
There are other ways to contribute: some bring technical skills, others contribute to management of the project, or support the activities of the others via catering and fund raising.
Information about these roles is contained in the sections listed below.