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.
Beacon Hill Country Park Volunteers
0116 305 7937
The group meets on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month, to carry out a wide variety of practical conservation tasks throughout the year.
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.
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.
Western Team Thursday Volunteer Group
0116 305 7937
The group meets every Thursday, to carry out a wide variety of practical conservation tasks across the numerous North West Leicestershire Country Parks.
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.