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About the Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is one of the UK’s leading conservation charities. We have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites all over the UK.

We believe life’s better with trees. We protect and campaign on behalf of the UK’s woods, plant more trees, and restore ancient woodland, for the benefit of wildlife and people.

The role

Do you live in Devon and would like to help with some practical tasks at a wonderful site?

Fingle Woods is one of the largest woodland restoration projects in the country. Woodland Trust and National Trust are joining forces to help restore the site to its former glory. With over 800 acres there are plenty of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and get involved.

Volunteer work parties take place on Wednesday and Saturday each month and are led by Jim White. The work is quite physical; clearing scrub and small trees or path work but everyone goes at their own pace and there is always a brew on the fire. Jim is excellent at leading the parties and is very knowledgeable about what is being done and why and will help guide anyone who is new to volunteering, or this type of activity.

No experience is necessary for this role, full training and support will be provided. You will need to wear old clothes and strong shoes / wellies. Depending on the time of year a waterproof is always handy.

This role is best suited to someone living within 30 miles of the site.

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