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Forest Volunteers do a wide range of work for the Trust

Forest Volunteers do a wide range of work for the Trust

Volunteers are vital in the work we do to create the Forest of Marston Vale. For more information, you can email us or give us a call on 01234 767037.

If you would like to download an application form, click here – or let us know and we can send one to you in the post.

You’ll see that there is something for almost everyone, from practical conservation tasks to office work and everything in between.

These days the Forest’s success depends hugely on the enormous amount of time, enthusiasm and expertise given generously by volunteers.

Volunteers generally give more than 8,000 hours to the Forest of Marston Vale every year…

..and we always need more, so if you have some time, read on, find out about what we do and who we are and contact us so that we can involve you too.

We really need your help!

Who are we?

The Forest of Marston Vale covers 61 sq. miles to the South East, South and South West of Bedford and is using trees to regenerate landscape damaged by clay and gravel extraction. Forest Volunteers offer their time to help continue the work of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust – to create the Forest.

Could you help?

If you would like to become a Forest Volunteer, please click on the link below to download the form and return it to us at the Forest Centre. Tick the boxes that  are relevant.

What happens next?

Your info will be added to our database and we will email our newsletter to you every three months. We will also contact you when help is needed with specific projects, to ask if you can help.

Read about June Rogers’ experience as a Forest Volunteer on the ‘Muck in 4 Life’ web site. Part of the Government’s ‘Change 4 Life’ advertising campaign, June Rogers and Joan Ferguson were both photographed for the campaign in July 2009.

Click here to read more.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We were thrilled to receive this, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, during July 2015. The Award was presented by HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, at a ceremony in July.

Read more…



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