Volunteer with us

Make your forest a fantastic place…

Join your local team of volunteers to learn new skills, meet new people, make new friends and enhance your local forest for the benefit of nature and the community.

Practical Conservation Volunteer

An opportunity to join a dedicated and enthusiastic group of volunteers on regular work parties, maintaining and improving public access facilities at Grizedale and other Forestry Commission woodlands in South Cumbria.

Everything from dry stone walling to bridge building, tree cutting to trail construction. If you don't mind getting wet and muddy this is for you!

There are work parties going out twice a month, usually the 4th Tuesday and the 2nd Thursday of the month, you don’t have to commit to every one, just come and get involved when you can.

For further information contact mark.birchall@forestryengland.uk

Restoring Hardknott Forest

Restoring Hardknott Forest is an exciting project to restore one of the largest conifer plantations in the Lake District to native woodland.

Regular volunteer days are held on the second Sunday and forth Tuesday every month (except July & August). 9.30am start at the Birks Bridge Forestry Commission car park between Cockley Beck and Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, please see the project background

We are also holding two residential weekends this year on April 26-28 and October 11-13.

To get involved, please contact John Hodgson on 07866218781 or email J.H.Hodgson@leeds.ac.uk.