What our staff say about volunteers they work with:-
Heartwood wouldn’t be Heartwood without the thousands of volunteers that are helping to create it. From planting trees and leading guided walks to running stalls at events and taking photographs, they are a completely essential element to our biggest project to date and we simply couldn’t do it without them.
Site Manager - Heartwood
The most amazing volunteering event was certainly the world record tree planting effort in December – with around 200 volunteers involved. Since then, volunteers have helped with…
• Running a photography workshop – which proved to be a bit hit!
• A visitor survey – finding out what visitors to Hainault think of the site.
• Web-based research on possible organisations to get involved with the autumn festival at Hainault.
• A short access audit – testing whether it’s possible to follow one of the way marked trails.
I also have someone that has offered to set up a ‘friends’ group for Hainault…. Watch this space!
People Engagement Officer - Hainault
Martin has provided great support to the Trust in a number of ways:
• Helped us design the process for creating the strategic plan and facilitated workshops with senior staff and trustees
• Helped to design and organise the highly successful staff conference this year. This included getting drenched in a thunderstorm while preparing the Treasure Hunt!
• He devoted several days per month for several months to work with the campaign for Greener Healthcare to create the project plan for then NHS Forest
Martin’s skills in project management and facilitating large meetings has been a real asset!
Communications and engagement director
What Volunteers enjoy about volunteering with the Trust:-
Being a Volunteer for the Woodland Trust has been great. Not only have I learnt new things and met great people, I have gained immense satisfaction from doing the work I have done. It has also opened my eyes to the importance of our native woodland and the many ways in which we can ensure that there is woodland and a wide biodiversity for our future generations.
Caroline, Photo library research
Feeling that I’ve done a good job which has helped the Trust, a member of the Trust staff and me too.
Sandra, Skills development mentor
Feel I made a constructive difference. The Trust is good at recognising that.
Peter, Web project adviser
Working with a talented, diverse and enthusiastic team.
Stephen, Project implementation adviser
Mental stimulation and interaction with senior staff.
Judith, Green Travel development support
Testimonials from Volunteer Speaker talks:-
The talk by your speaker Alan could not be improved it is by far the best talk we’ve had!
On behalf of the Torwood Woodland Group, I would like to thank Jim for participating in our event yesterday evening. His presentation was very interesting and was well received by those in attendance. Please pass on our thanks to him.
We had a great turn out once again with over 60 in attendance - Jim did the Woodland Trust proud!
Torwood Community Woodland Group
A belated thank you for supplying the Woldingham Association with an excellent speaker for our AGM. We were fortunate enough to have John who provided us with an informative and entertaining presentation on the Trusts activities in the UK. It is rare to have someone with the level of professionalism and knowledge demonstrated by John please pass on our thanks to him.
The Woldingham Association.
Many thanks for providing a speaker at such short notice for the meeting of Bonsai Kai last Tuesday. Joe was very informative and was able to handle a variety of questions from the floor. Please thank him for our members and we'd recommend his talk to any group interested in UK woodlands.
Secretary, Bonsai Kai