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Become a volunteer and help to create, care for and connect with trees and woodland in and around your community.

Our volunteer work involves getting small woodlands back into active management and planting trees, which will form woodlands that communities will enjoy for years to come.

All of our volunteer work contributes to support wildlife and increase biodiversity. By ensuring the health of woodlands and creating more of them, we are actively tackling climate change by helping to lock in carbon from the atmosphere.

Working in small teams outdoors, our sessions are a great way to meet new people and enjoy nature.

If we all do a little it can make a big difference. Volunteers are an intrinsic part of Living Woods and we value each persons individual contribution.

How can you get involved?

Which type of role would you enjoy and like to volunteer for?

1. Tree Planting

Our volunteer days include tree planting, re-stocking trees which haven’t survived previous years, weeding around young saplings to give them the best chance and removing tree guards on established trees. Our tree planting days run from November to March. You can attend 1 or all of them, it’s up to you, once you’ve signed up you’ll be able to see the schedule of dates and locations and take your pick.

2. Woodland Management

Volunteer to our get woodlands back into active management through taking part in skills such as coppicing, charcoal making, woodland thinning to create healthy woodlands that can support more wildlife and store more carbon. All ages, abilities, fitness levels are welcome. Our Woodland Management days run from November to March. Each woodland site is different, the sessions might be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Once you’ve signed up you’ll be able to see the schedule of dates and locations and take your pick.

3. Living Woods Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering in another way, you may be able to support our fundraising, social media, marketing, education or training programmes, operations. We would love to hear from you.

If you like the look of our volunteer role opportunities then please fill out our VOLUNTEER FORM. Please note that you will need to set up an username and password to access our volunteer form.

Once you’ve filled out the form, we will be in touch with you to discuss details and plan your first steps as a volunteer.

If you feel strongly about the need for more trees then volunteering not only is incredibly useful but it gives you a great feeling of purpose and doing something that is truly good for generations to come. I highly recomend giving up some of your time.