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.

Join a group

There is a thriving volunteer network in the National Forest, with many groups and organisations managing natural spaces and woodland. From coppicing to charcoal making, and woodland management to wildlife recording - you can make a difference.


Heartwood Community Woodland Group

The Heartwood Community Woodfuel Group aims to increase the supply of sustainable wood fuel, promote a woodland culture, enhancing local woodland habitat and community engagement.

National Forest Volunteers

There are lots of opportunities to help us look after our sites, trails, wildlife and communities in the National Forest. Whether it's joining our Heart of the Forest volunteer group or becoming a National Forest Way Ranger.

Charnwood Forest Geopark Volunteers

Join our growing band of volunteers in the Charnwood Forest Geopark, and take part in practical conservation tasks focussed around protecting our important geological heritage.

Moira Furnace Volunteers

Moira Furnace runs on volunteers and welcome anyone, young and old, who can spare even just a few hours a week to help us preserve our wonderful site for visitors and future generations.

Rosliston Rangers Volunteer Group

Join in with the Rosliston Rangers and help out with a wide variety of tasks to help manage the amazing habitats at Rosliston Forestry Centre, including tree work, conservation and wildlife surveys.

Burton Conservation Volunteers

Local wildlife and conservation group dedicated to improving the environment, promoting wildlife conservation, encouraging community awareness in and around Burton upon Trent.


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National Forest Way Rangers

Help maintain the National Forest Way, our 75 mile length walking trail by helping to install waymark posts, maintaining vegetation and mending stiles to conserve and enhance the beauty of the National Forest so it can be enjoyed by all. 

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5 ways to volunteer in the National Forest

Whether you're looking to give something back, learn a new skill, make new friends, or simply have some free time and want to make a difference. There are many opportunities to support our work and contribute towards creating a greener, healthier and more sustainable future for everyone. 

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More ways to get involved

Plant trees

You can help grow a greener future. From joining a planting event to dedicating a tree, there are many ways to help grow the Forest.

Become a corporate partner

If you're an organisation and would like to make a difference, join our network of like-minded businesses who want to help grow a more sustainable future together.