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Woodland Volunteering Activities

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Woodland Volunteering Activities
Make It Wild
Description of the role:

We offer volunteering opportunities for a variety of woodland maintenance tasks. These include tree planting, tree tube removal, clearing of Himalayan Balsam, gorse and holly management, seed gathering and bracken control.
We have a lovely team of volunteers and our volunteer events are very relaxed and friendly. We hope to see you soon!

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

No specific skills are required, just a reasonable level of fitness. Come along and enjoy yourself!

Practical information:

We usually have sessions once or twice a month, starting at 09.30 and generally finishing around 15.00, though volunteers can leave early if they wish.

If you would like to join one of our volunteer events please email: or call 01609 780747


Additional Information
DBS check needed: No
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Families, Age 14+, Age 15+, Age 16+, Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Bank Wood or Sylvan Nature Reserve
Summerbridge or Kirk Hammerton
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 02.02.2021
Organisation Information

Make It Wild - it’s not our aim to protect nature, it’s our purpose. We have lots of interesting tasks on our nature reserves!
People often ask if they can come and help – and of course, the answer is “Yes”!
Volunteering with Make it Wild is a great way to get some fresh air, do something useful, and give that bit back to nature. You will get to spend time in beautiful Nidderdale, or by the banks of the Nidd near Kirk Hammerton.
Tasks include conservation work like controlling gorse, spreading tree and wildflower seed, controlling invasive plants, and removing tree tubes from trees that are large enough to thrive without them. During the winter months we also need help with tree planting.
If you have experience, you can also help us with repairing dry stone walls, and some of the simple maintenance of our historic barns.
You will need to be reasonably fit. Bank Woods is quite steep in places; Dougill Grange is quite rocky under foot. Sylvan is fairly level. None of our sites have any conventional infrastructure. You will need to be able to get to our locations; for directions, click on the name:
Bank Woods
Sylvan Nature Reserve
Dougill Grange

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