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What can I do?

Whether you want to bring a corporate team to do something different or help out with practical conservation tasks then Sherwood Pines is the place for you.

We have a range of opportunities to get involved including: 

Volunteer at Forest Live 

Volunteer dates: Monday 22 June to Monday 29 June

Love your forest and love music? Be a part of Forest Live and volunteer with us to help make this amazing music event happen.

Explore the volunteer roles available below and then complete an Expression of interest form to let us know which role you are interested in and what dates you can do. We will send you further details and a registration form to allow you to apply if you wish to proceed.

Volunteer Role: Set up and take down assistant

  • When: 22, 23, 24, 25 and 29 June 8am to 4.30pm
  • What will you do: Help to install important signage, walkway fencing and equipment around the concert site.  Ideally we are looking for people who can help most of the week but will consider people who are available less than this.

Volunteer Role: Litter clean up

  • When: 26, 27, 21 and 28 June 7am to 10am
  • What will you do: Help clean up following the concerts so it is ready for the evenings performance.

Volunteer Role: Visitor centre steward

  • When: 26, 27, 21 and 28 June 8am to 4.30pm
  • What will you do:  Help steward and assist our daytime customers on the days of the concerts.

Volunteer Role: Car park and pathways steward

  • When: 26, 27, 21 and 28 June 3.30pm to 12 midnight
  • What will you do: Help welcome, guide and inform customers arriving and leaving the concerts.

Volunteer Role: Taxi meet and greet (plus end of night litter pick)

  • When: 26, 27, 21 and 28 June 3.30pm to 12 midnight
  • What will you do: Help welcome, guide and inform customers arriving at the concerts and assisting with litter picking at the end of the night.

Volunteer Role: Arena Litter Pickers and meet and greet

  • When: 26, 27, 21 and 28 June 3.30pm to 12 midnight
  • What will you do: Litter picking in the arena during the event plus welcoming customers.

Express your interest in Forest Live

Shadow rangers - voluntary scheme 

We are looking for individuals with an interest in pursuing a career in countryside management for our voluntary scheme. Successful applicants will be given training and development opportunities by work shadowing current countryside management staff. This is a six month scheme that runs twice a year.  

Find out more about the scheme, what opportunities are available at Sherwood Pines and how to apply:

Find out more 

Corporate Task Days

Looking for a unique experience for your team? Let the Forestry Commission show you something completely different!


2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War and throughout the centenary we’ll be working on a commemorative project to honour the lives of those who served in and were affected by the war.

Practical Conservation

There is no regular group working in Sherwood Pines but both Positive Action and Woodland Workout groups can be found in Sherwood Pines at some point in the year.

Both groups are based in North Nottinghamshire and would be very happy to have you join in.

To find out more about each of the opportunities above please give us a call.