One of the most fantastic things about The National Forest is that people can actually ‘get involved’ in its creation. This can be through planting a tree, community projects or even becoming a conservation volunteer.
There is a great variety of regular conservation volunteering opportunities at many sites across The National Forest working with partner organisations. New members to these groups are always welcome.
The Conservation Volunteers
01283 223 327
The Conservation Volunteers, coordinate weekly conservation projects. Please follow the link above to their website for more information.
Burton Conservation Volunteers
Burton Conservation Volunteers, meet regularly, most weekends around the Burton upon Trent area and are affiliated with the TCV.
Friends of Holly Hayes Wood
Friends of Holly Hayes Wood hold volunteer sessions on the fourth weekend of each month - Saturdays from 13:00hrs until about 16:30hrs and Sundays 09:30hrs until around 13:00hrs.
Sence Valley Volunteers
01889 586 593
Sence Valley Forest Park volunteers undertake varied conservation projects at the Forestry Commission site.
Severn Trent Water Volunteers
01332 865 081
Severn Trent Water volunteers work each week at Foremark, Staunton Harold or Thornton reservoir.
Charnwood Conservation Volunteers
Charnwood Conservation Volunteers meet on alternate Sundays to carry out a wide variety of practical conservation tasks working on some of Charnwood's most important wildlife sites.
County Wildlife Trust Volunteers
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Volunteers
Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Volunteers
0116 272 0444
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Volunteers
Wildlife Trust volunteers work across all three counties in The National Forest. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
Leicestershire County Council
Donisthorpe Woodland Park Volunteer Group
0116 305 7937
The Donisthorpe Volunteers get together every Wednesday to work on our sites within the Heart of The National Forest. These areas include parks such as Donisthorpe Woodland Park, Saltersford Valley, Sarah’s Wood, Oakthorpe Colliery and the Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail. Many different practical tasks are undertaken including coppicing & woodland management, park estate duties and wild flower management. We are also very keen on wildlife recording so if you think you would like to be a part of a fun new volunteer group and would like to help out in any way then please get in touch to find out more.
Beacon Hill Country Park Volunteers
0116 305 5000
This group meets on the 2nd Sunday in the month, working at Beacon Hill, Sheet Hedges Wood, Broombriggs Farm, Windmill Hill and Jubilee Wood.
Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group
The group meets on a selection of weekdays and Saturdays during the month, to carry out a wide variety of practical conservation tasks throughout the year.