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 campaigning; 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. Below are the volunteer opportunities we have open at the moment.

How to Apply?

Find the role that you are interested in and follow the ‘Apply now’ link to fill in an online form, and we will get back to you.

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

EFHT Green Team Conservation Volunteer

We are expanding our conservation activities!

Thanks to City Bridge Foundation, we are in the process of expanding our conservation activities in the Forest, including putting on women’s only sessions. We welcome people from all backgrounds and walks of life to join us! The sessions will be led by our Conservation Officer, Robyn, with full approval and support from the City of London Corporation.

Weekdays and weekend sessions are available. Tools and training will be provided. To find out more about dates and registration details, please visit here

EFHT Green Team Conservation Volunteer

Conservation Volunteer

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. We meet every Thursday at 9am and each session usually lasts until 2.30pm.

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

To find out more about Green Team and the latest dates, please visit here

Epping Forest High Beach Visitor Centre

Information Assistant at High Beach Visitor Centre

Did you know that the High Beach Visitor Centre is run by our dedicated, passionate and friendly volunteers on behalf of City of London Corporation, and we are always pleased to see new volunteers!

If you are interested in being a Volunteer Information Assistant, please get in touch. Most volunteers come  2 days a month, operating from 10am until 4pm (3pm during winter). Training will be provided and you will be working with like-minded people, passionate about the Forest and keen to share it with others. 

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.

Guided Walk Programme Volunteers

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? Whether you would like to become a walk leader or help us marshal and support the walks, please get in touch!

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

EFHT Campaign and policy volunteers

Advocacy & Policy Volunteer

Want to help shape and sculpt our vision of the Forest to the key stakeholders? If you are interested in supporting our planning and advocacy work, including keeping an eye out for planning/development information, we would love to hear from you! 

EFHT Campaign and policy volunteers

Fundraising Volunteer

Would you like to help us secure the resources we need to continue our vital work on behalf of the Forest? This could be anything from researching fundraising opportunities to writing funding applications, from giving talks to local businesses or community organizations, to inspiring people about the many ways that they can help protect the Forest. All help gratefully received!