National Forest Volunteers

National Forest Volunteers

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There are lots of opportunities to help us look after our sites, wildlife and communities in the National Forest. 

Whether its caring for our sites in The Heart of the Forest, an area in the centre of the National Forest of around 10 square miles, including Albert Village Lake, Diana Memorial Woodland, Conkers, and more, with the aim of making these more accessible, raising their profile, and managing and protecting the wildlife for future generations to enjoy. Or you can join our National Forest Way Rangers and help Help look after our 75 mile  walking trail that flows through the National Forest, and our circular walking routes.


  • Woodland management (including selective thinning and coppicing)
  • Pond restoration
  • Path management
  • Citizen science projects (for example, species recording)
  • Site furniture building (including woodworking or building using natural materials)
  • Meadow management
  • Litter picking
  • Trail maintenance 

How to join?

Regular volunteer days will be held on a fortnightly basis, from 10.00am to 2.30pm on Fridays, and there will also be occasional weekend sessions.

For more information or to discuss joining us, please contact us on:

01283 551211

Alternatively, please fill in the Volunteer Registration form - you can either download this below and email or post it back to us, or complete it online at:

Other ways to support

Plant trees

There are many ways to plant trees in the Forest, why not join us for a planting event or dedicate a tree. 

Make donation

Your donation helps us to continue to make real change happen in a real place.