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What can I do?

Cyril Hart Arboretum volunteers

The Cyril Hart Arboretum was Established in 1915 with trees dating back to the early 1900s. We are looking for volunteers to help with planting, maintenance and trail inspection. Come and be part of the team that looks after our beautiful Arboretum which is home to over 200 tree species. 

Beechenhurst volunteers 

Beechenhurst lies in the heart of the Forest of Dean, one of Britain's oldest and largest woodlands. Come and be part of the team that provides recreation facilities for over 300,000 visitors! 

We are looking for volunteers to help with maintenance duties around the site and trails

Dean Green Team

This group meet every Tuesday throughout the year carrying out a variety of wildlife conservation tasks in various locations across the Dean.

Dean Trail Volunteers

Meet regularly often twice a week digging various mountain bike trails, maintaining and building new trails and features with guidance and in partnership with Forestry England. 

Butterfly Conservation

Haugh Woods is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its butterflies and moths, particularly the Pearl Bordered Fritillary. There is plenty of coppicing during the winter and lots of opportunity for butterfly surveying in the summer moths. 

Dymock Woods is recognised for its wild daffodils and butterfly species, with this in mind the focus here is coppicing and habitat maintenance, with the summers taken up with surveying. 

Foresters' Forest Volunteers

Foresters' Forest Heritage Lottery Landscape Partnership Programme have a variety of volunteer opportunities from outdoor tasks with a variety of focus from the built heritage, surveying wildlife and heritage through to conservation and a variety of office tasks too!