Volunteering can be a one-off event or a regular commitment. Our large team of Forest Volunteers contribute an enormous amount of time to the Trust (over 8,870 hours in 2013) and they are actively involved throughout the organisation, helping in the Forest Centre, as Volunteer Rangers in the Park, planting trees, taking photographs… the list is a long one! There are over 100 active volunteers. Forest Volunteers are now essential to the Forest of Marston Vale Trust’s work and more help is always needed.
Could you become a Forest Volunteer?
Are you keen to help make Bedfordshire a better place to live and work? Do you care about the environment? Do you have some spare time?
If so, we would like to hear from you.
Whether you are able to commit a regular amount of time each week or are available only occasionally, we can probably involve you.
Something in return
Whilst the Forest of Marston Vale Trust and the Forest benefit enormously from the huge amount of time and enthusiasm donated by Forest Volunteers, individuals can get a lot of benefit in return. The Trust can pay necessary travel expenses and offers lunch and drinks for those working agreed periods of time. In addition, volunteering in the Forest is very sociable, it can provide useful experience to strengthen a cv, a focus for leisure time away from a stressful job, a reason to get out and do something of value in retirement and finally it can engender a feeling of having contributed to society and the environment.
To find out more about Forest Volunteers click here