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Volunteering at Fineshade

We are looking for volunteers to help out at Fineshade.

Visitor Welcome Volunteers

If you enjoy talking to people, giving out information and have some time to spare, then we’d love to speak to you about becoming a Visitor Welcome volunteer. 

Working in our Grade II listed, stone-built visitor centre, you would be on hand to tell people about the site, and answer their questions. No physical activity or previous experience required! Full training will be provided and we have a variety of days and times available.

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Woodland Management Volunteers/Garden Volunteers

If you'd like to become actively involved in looking after the woods, then we'd love you to get involved. We do things like cutting back vegetation, putting up fences, gardening and orchard management.

We meet once a week or fortnight, depending upon availability of tasks. No previous experience necessary, and you don't need to be particularly fit! Sessions are usually held on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings.

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Shadow Ranger Placement

Placements run for 6 months where the volunteer shadows a member of staff 1-3 days a week. These days are flexible and depend on shadow and mentor availability and requirements.  They will gain experience of working within the Forestry Commission and assist their mentor to complete various tasks. 

We have volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds. If you register an interest with us you will then be contacted and asked to fill in an application form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Last updated: 26th May 2018

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.