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Volunteering in South Northamptonshire

Do you want to help look after your local woodlands in South Northamptonshire?

The Forestry Commission is undertaking a national 'volunteering project', and we have been very lucky here in Northants to secure the resources available to develop this project locally.

This means that we now have capacity to lead volunteering sessions at a handful of Forestry Commission woodlands in this area.

 - Try your hand at 'coppicing' or have a bash at 'bashing'?

Tasks are varied, but previous experience is not required as training for each activity will be given, along with a full health and safety briefing. Tools and basic personal protective equipment are provided by us  - as is the tea and biscuits! All we ask is that you turn up with suitable clothing and footwear for outdoors work, a packed lunch, and a 'can do' attitude.

Through these sessions, you'll learn about the management of our forests, develop or improve related skills, experience the outdoors in a group activity, meet like-minded people, and make a real difference to the woodlands that you'll be helping to maintain. 

To discuss what opportunities are currently available, or for more information on this project, please email Brian Pollard (

 Volunteers, forest community and wildlife rangers at Salcey car park. Northants FD

Last updated: 15th February 2017

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