All volunteering opportunities

Make a difference. Give your time. 

Whether you're looking to give something back, learn a new skill, make new friends or simply have some free time that you'd like to spend on something important. There are many groups and organisations in the National Forest that support our work and are looking for volunteers like you to join them. 

Volunteering Groups

Heart of the Forest Heritage Group

Youth Landscapers at Moira Canal Festival.

Youth Landscapers

The Coal Tits rehearsing at Feanedock.

The Coal Tits

Common blue butterfly at Hicks Lodge.

Citizen Science

Sparrowhawk in flight.

Nature Spot

Hedgehog in Autumn leaves.

Wildlife Recorders Group

Closed gate in a woodland.

Coleorton and New Lount Volunteers

Stack of logs in a woodland.

Whistlewood Common

Stack of logs in a woodland.

Heartwood Community Woodfuel Group

Walkers reading a map.

National Forest Way Volunteer Rangers

Help look after the famous 75 mile length walking trail that flows through the National Forest.

Find out more

Other groups and opportunities 

Heart of the Forest Footpath Sessions

07801 122 494



Swadlincote Woodlands Conservation Group

01283 215882



TCV Conservation Days

07740 899693


Donisthorpe Woodland Park Volunteer Group

0116 305 7937 / 07717 808 982



Overseal Footpaths Volunteer Group

01283 760639


Overseal Health Walkers

01283 563483


Hicks Lodge Volunteers

0300 0674340


Roving Rangers

0300 067 4340