Biodiversity Officer, Tashsa giving cricket training to volunteers and staff
Please see our answers to frequently asked questions from volunteers
How much time do I need to volunteer?
How much time you give is up to you. For our regular volunteering activities, there is no fixed time you need to volunteer. We like to keep our activities flexible and open to all.

There are some activities which will require a longer-term commitment; however, we will ensure you are aware of this before you begin.
A male volunteer raking grass at Gorcott Hill - A clock graphic in the top left of the image
What do I need to bring?
For our outdoor activities we recommend that you bring a solid pair of work boots (including steel toecaps if possible) or a pair of wellies, lunch and any refreshments you may need through the day.

We also ask that you provide your own pair of work gloves, if you are unable to do so, please speak to the volunteer leader before your session.

We will provide all of the tools and equipment that you will need.
Volunteer Manager, Jonathan with Officer, Jake from the WWT standing in the creek at Arrow Mill - A graphic of a wellie in the bottom left.
Where do the volunteering activities take place?
The Forest stretches up the Warwickshire / Worcestershire border, from the present-day borders of Shakespeare’s Forest of Arden, across the ancient Forest of Feckenham, and down to the edge of the Vale of Evesham – the north Cotswolds to south Birmingham.

Our Volunteering activities take place in four areas of the Forest – Spernal, Dorsington, The Lenches and Honeybourne. The meeting point for volunteering activities will be provided when you sign up for an activity.
A photo through mature woodland looking towards a hill in the horizon with blue skies - Pin graphic in the top left
What age do I need to be to volunteer?
What age do I need to be to volunteer?
To attend our group practical volunteering activities, you need to be 18 years and older. 

We do offer other activities for different age groups under 18 such as Wild Tribe and Young Foresters - You can find out more by heading to our events page.
Three male volunteers walking on a freshly mown pathway toward the camera of different ages - People icon in the bottom left
I would like to plant trees, when can I do this?
Our winter work programme, including tree planting, is normally held between November 1st and March. During this time, we will hold tree planting days on some of our regular volunteering days, alongside additional event days.

During the winter we also focus on maintaining our existing woodland. During the summer we focus on various tasks across the Forest, maintaining and managing our existing woodland.
A winter image of five people planting trees in the fog - oak leaf icon in the top left
How can my company get involved in volunteering?
We already work alongside a variety of companies and organisations who support our work and help us to grow and maintain the Forest. 

If your company would like to get involved, please email us at
An aerial view of the Forest in the autumn -people icon in the bottom leftt