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*Saturday Hainault Forest Volunteer Workday*

Vision Redbridge: Nature Conservation

Volunteering work days in Hainault Forest are all about supporting the forest management plan. Sessions are led by the community forest ranger who supervises the activity, providing advice and support when needed. Activities vary from week to week in response to what needs to be done on site.

Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Cutting back vegetation. 
  • Planting trees.
  • Maintaining pathways.
  • Contributing to ongoing projects on site. 

Benefits to volunteers

  • Volunteer workdays are fun and educational.
  • Good way to meet new people locally. 
  • We provide all tools, PPE, and training on how to use equipment.
  • We provide hot drinks and biscuits. 

If you're looking to get out in nature, do some meaningful work, and learn new skills come along and join us! 

Please register an interest and we will send you details of how to join

What skills do I need?

Skill, experience, qualification and attributes

  • Interest in the outdoors. 
  • Keen to learn new skills. 
  • Outdoor boots and clothing is advised.
  • No previous experience in forestry is required!
  • We can provide training on how to use equipment correctly.
  • Need to be 16+ years.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

The sessions are between 10am and 2pm.

Where does this role take place?

Second car park, Hainault Forest Country Park
Romford Road

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Register your interest

We limit the number of roles you can initially express an interest in to 3 opportunities. Please only register an interest in 3 roles maximum.

  • Ideal for people interested in
  • Environment
  • Ideal for people who like
  • Gardening
  • Practical Support
  • Application Process
  • Other
  • Trial Period
  • Support provided
  • Volunteer will have named supervisor
  • Accessibility
  • Accessible parking available
  • Organisation Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • Conflict Resolution policy/procedure for volunteers
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Other Information
  • Accessibility - additional information
    Unfortunately, our volunteering sites are often located deep within the forest with limited accessibility. Therefore, this volunteering opportunity will not be suitable for some individuals.
  • Are there any age limits?
  • Expenses - additional information
  • Reference can be provided after how long volunteering?
    6 months of regular volunteering
  • Support Provided - additional information
    Volunteer sessions are always led by a forest ranger who is available to provide support during the session.
  • Thanks / Recognition for Volunteer contribution
    ValueYou scheme End of year volunteer celebrations! We count up all the hours people have done within the calendar year and the top 3 of that contributed the most hours get a prize!
  • Transport Info (nearest station / bus stop)
    The 247 and 362 buses stop directly outside the site. Regular volunteers can be added to the RingGo exemption list for parking.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

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