What's going on Volunteer Tasks Help us look after the Forest of Marston Vale Volunteers are a huge part of our work force - we couldn't manage our sites without them. We have regular, practical tasks for our volunteers where all tools and info are provided - all you need to do is let us know that you're coming along, wear old clothes and strong footwear! What to do Due to COVID 19 restrictions, we will be limiting numbers on tasks. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Let the person organising the task know that you are coming by the Tuesday evening. Parking charges do not apply when volunteering, so make sure that you give your registration number when you sign in for this task to be white-listed for the day. We cannot provide hot drinks and biscuits from the barn currently but there will be free tea and coffee vouchers for the Lakeside Cafe provided. Upcoming tasks Date Task Location Meeting place Start time End time Task leader Thursday 19th January Hedgelaying MCP Outside the barn 9:30am 3:30pm Steve Thursday 26th January Clearing blackthorn Wood End Thrift Entrance to Wood End Thrift 10am 3pm Lottie Thursday 2nd February Hedgelaying MCP Outside the barn 9:30am 3:30pm Steve Tuesday 7th February Tree Guard Removal Buttons Ramsey Entrance to Button Ramsey opposite The Kill 10am 3pm Nicola Thursday 9th February Clearing Blackthorn Wood End Thrift Entrance to Wood End Thrift 10am 3pm TBC Thursday 16th February Willow Coppicing MCP Outside the barn 9:30am 3:30pm Steve We do plan tasks for further ahead but they are obviously subject to change, due to weather, staffing and other issues. We always keep the next month up to date on here as best we can, but please be aware that sometimes changes do occur. If you have any questions about a task, the best person to ask is the person listed in the contact section. Corporate groups If you're part of a corporate group and would like to organise a volunteer task, you can contact Robina on 01234 762605 or send her an email for more information. Help us plant more trees Sign up to our newsletter You can choose to just hear about our events, or our campaigns and the work that we do locally. The more people that get involved, the quicker we'll be able to plant 5 million more trees and that can only be a good thing. Not just for the local area but for the planet.