Become part of the Forestry England team

If you enjoy the outdoors, want to learn new skills, meet new people and be part of our team, why not get involved with your local forest?

We have a wide range of opportunities across England you can get stuck into, like practical conservation, maintenance of walking and mountain bike trails and vegetation management. Or how about helping out at our visitor centres, meeting and greeting visitors, helping to lead events, doing wildlife surveys or answering enquiries in the office?  

Search the map below to find a volunteer opportunity in a forest near you.

Forest Live volunteers

Love your forest and love music? Become a Forest Live volunteer and help to deliver amazing live music events.

Opportunities range from meeting and greeting customers to litter picking and helping to keep walkways clear. ​

Find out more via the button below.

Volunteer at Forest Live

Shadow Volunteers

Individuals keen on a career in forestry may be interested in our Shadow Volunteer scheme.   

Taking place in the nation’s forests across England, Shadow Volunteers are given training, experience and development opportunities by work shadowing Forestry England staff.  The scheme runs for six months, one to three days a week.  

Find out more about the scheme and when to apply.