Epping Forest Heritage Trust, Green Team Conservation Volunteers

Volunteers are crucial to our work. We can’t protect and care for Epping Forest or advocate on its behalf without our dedicated volunteers.

Throughout our history, volunteers have always been at the heart of everything we do: being the voice of Epping Forest, and protecting it through advocacy and campaigns; doing hands-on work to conserve and increase biodiversity within the Forest, educating and inspiring other people to do the same.

Volunteers carry out a huge variety of roles, from spreading the word and sharing our passion about the Forest to undertaking practical habitat management work, from helping out with admin work behind the scenes to supporting our advocacy work with important stakeholders. We are grateful to every one of them, and we welcome you to become a part of this amazing community.

Volunteering Roles

Whatever your skills or background, however much time you can give, you can make a difference. Here are the volunteer opportunities we have at the moment.

1. Conservation Volunteers 

Our ‘Green Team’ is a group of conservation volunteers undertaking practical habitat management in Epping Forest every week, led by our Conservation Officer. The aim is to protect and increase biodiversity in the Forest.

Main tasks could involve clearing ponds, maintaining paths, litter picking, and removing competing plants in the wood pasture to increase the diversity of plant and animal life.

You can find the latest Greem Team dates in our blog section here.

2. Walk Leaders

Perhaps you know an area of Epping Forest really well? Or maybe you simply enjoy walking in the Forest and would be pleased to share your enthusiasm? Join us to become a walk leader!

We have a regular guided walk programme as part of our work is to inspire more people to know about Epping Forest, and enjoy the Forest responsibly. We are always welcoming passionate and knowledgeable volunteers to lead walks.

3. Advocacy Volunteers

Want to help shape and sculpt our vision of the Forest to the key stakeholders? We are looking for volunteers in every local authority that is adjacent to the Forest!


How to Apply?

Simply leave your name and email address below and we will send more information and application forms directly to your inbox.

If you need further assistance or have further questions, get in touch via volunteering@efht.org.uk, or call the office on 020 8508 9061