What can I do?

Practical volunteer

We have three active volunteering groups covering our Nottinghamshire community woodlands. They meet as follows:

  • Wednesday 12.30-4pm - meeting weekly at Ollerton Pit Wood
  • Thursday 10-2pm - meeting weekly at one of the following, Boundary Wood, Shirebrook Wood, Pleasley Park, Oxclose Wood or Silverhill Wood
  • Sunday 10-2pm - meeting monthly

Tasks undertaken are a mixture of conservation project work and site management including clearing vegetation, fencing, coppicing and much more.

No experience is needed. All tools, training and coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided. Suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and outdoor tasks is recommended. As Thursday and Sunday sessions run over lunch, we would advise bringing along some lunch with you.

Corporate groups

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

College, School and Community groups

Are you part of a group and you'd like to have a go at some practical volunteering in the woods? If so we'd love to hear from you. There are always plenty of tasks to carry out or projects to get involved with.

Shadow Rangers volunteer scheme 

We're looking for individuals interested in a career in forestry to apply for our Shadow Ranger volunteer scheme. Taking place in the nation’s forests across England, Shadow Rangers will be given training, experience and development opportunities by work shadowing Forestry England staff.  The scheme runs twice a year for six months, one to three days a week.

Find out more about the opportunities available and how to apply below.