Be part of something amazing...

Meet new people, improve your physical and mental wellbeing, share your skills and learn new ones - all while supporting your local Community Forest. 

Volunteers are a huge part of our team - we couldn't manage our sites without you! We have regular, practical activities for you to get involved in, with something for all interests and abilities. Check out our timetable below - all you need to do is let us know that you're coming along.

We cant wait for you to join us today!

Our spring activities

Scrub management -  We need to maintain a varied age structure within the scrub habitat and create areas of bare ground, as this is important for reptiles and invertebrates such as butterflies and beetles. To do this we remove shrubs from certain areas, and burn them.

Woodland edge management - Managing the woodland edge allows more sunlight to the area which encourages flowers and shrubs to thrive, creating ideal habitats for butterflies and dragonflies, and pathways for small mammals. It also keeps the site nice and tidy for our visitors.

Woodland tidy up - Join us in one of our community woodlands and help us tidy up! Not only does this keep our sites tidy for our visitors to enjoy, but it also keeps wildlife safe from harmful litter. 

Fence Repairs - We need help to keep the fencing on our sites in good condition as this maintains boundaries of our land and keeps our community woodlands safe for our visitors. This activity is perfect for those wanting to build on skills and love to feel they have achieved something. 

Upcoming activities

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Date Activity Location Meeting place Start time End time Task leader
Thursday 18th April Woodland tidy up Wilstead Community Woodland, Wilsted Layby on Bedford Road 10am



Thursday 2nd May  Woodland tidy up Millennium Country Park, Marston Moretaine Outside the barn 9.30am



Thursday 16th May Fencing repairs The Grange, Willington Dovecote carpark 10am



Thursday 30th May Wetlands pathway maintenance Millennium Country Park, Marston Moretaine Outside the barn 9.30am



To help us plan and manage resources it is essential that you register your interest. Please email [email protected] to book on to an activity, or if you have any questions

What you need to know

  • All tools are provided for each activity
  • Please wear old clothes and sturdy footwear
  • Parking charges do not apply when volunteering - please make sure that you give your registration number when you sign in for your task
  • Free tea and coffee vouchers for the Forest Centre café are provided
  • Activities are subject to change, depending on weather and staff resources on the day

Other opportunities

We have plenty of other volunteering opportunities for you to get involved in, such as being a woodland volunteer, a fundraising volunteer, a visitor engagement volunteer, and corporate volunteering opportunities. To find out more about these roles please email our Community Engagement Officer Jo Roberts at [email protected]

Corporate groups

If you're part of a corporate group and would like to get involved with a volunteer activity, you can contact Robina on 01234 762605 or send her an email for more information.

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