As a charity, we depend on the generosity of volunteers - you don't need a forestry background to support the work we do.

Anyone with an interest in woodlands can apply to volunteer for a number of projects around the country. Whilst developing your own skills and interests with us you will also be contributing to the cause of improving woodlands and providing a real benefit to the conservation of wildlife and sustainable management of forests.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Help maintain RFS woods to a high standard.
    • There are regular volunteering work parties organised at Hockeridge and Pancake Wood in partnership with the Chiltern Society. Activities include ride restoration, footpath maintenance, tree planting and weeding and pond clearance. New volunteers are always welcome! Contact bennybarth@gmail.com 
    • To volunteer at Battram or Leighton Woods, please email rfshq@rfs.org.uk
  • Join a Divisional Committee to help organise activities to support the RFS. If you already volunteer you can view our Handbook for Divisional Committees here.
  • Invite the RFS to visit your woods.
  • Visit a school or college in your area to speak to students about woodland management.
  • Contribute an article to the Quarterly Journal of Forestry.
  • Support the RFS presence at countryside shows.
  • Recruit new RFS members in your area.
  • Support RFS fundraising activities.

If any of these areas are of interest please contact the RFS at RFSHQ@rfs.org.uk