Volunteering at National Forest Community Woodlands

What can I do?

Roving Rangers in the National Forest

The National Forest Roving Rangers meet monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month, 9.30am until lunchtime.

Tasks undertaken are a mixture of conservation project work and site maintenance, at various community woodlands in the National Forest including Seale Wood, near Overseal; Bignalls Wood at Lount; Gresley Wood in Swadlincote and Mill Hill Wood in Ibstock.

A friendly and welcoming group, no previous experience is needed to join in.

Litter pickers

Flexible volunteering to suit you, helping to keep your local woodland looking beautiful. Try entering the name of the woodland in our form to see if there’s an opportunity there.

To sign up for any role please complete the Expression of Interest form and mention the name of the role you’re interested in, and we'll get back to you with next steps.

Corporate groups

If your organisation is given volunteering days and you would like to help us with our practical tasks, then get in touch to see what is on offer.

Shadow Volunteer scheme 

Individuals thinking about 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 via the button below.