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​Volunteer helping children explore wildlife in Epping Forest

Volunteer roles

We are looking for self-motivated, outgoing people with an interest in Epping Forest to assist us in a variety of new roles.

See our volunteer roles for more details and to apply.

We have a wide range of volunteer roles open to everyone above the age of 16 who wants to help look after Epping Forest. Children aged 12 to 15 can volunteer with us as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

If you're interested in volunteering with us and want to find out more, please see our volunteer roles or contact us.

How volunteers help us

Volunteers make an exceptional contribution to the care and management of Epping Forest. They help to shape the Forest's future and have always played a major role in its past. The Epping Forest and Commons Committee, our governing body, are all volunteers.

What's in it for you

Our volunteer scheme helps you gain new skills, make friends, build your confidence and improve your health - all whilst contributing invaluably to the management of the Forest. All of our volunteers also receive training and support throughout their time here. 

Volunteer achievement

We believe in celebrating the achievements of our volunteers and host an annual volunteer awards party in February, held overlooking Chingford Plain from the gardens of Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge.

Lakes and Ponds Volunteer

David Branch, one of our Volunteer Task Leaders.

​Conservation work

Epping Forest holds regular volunteer tasks and you can find out more details on our events page​.​

​If you are interested in carrying out conservation work please contact one of the following voluntary organisations that support us on Epping Forest.

Other volunteering opportunities

Every Saturday Parkrun hold a timed 5km run at Wanstead Flats. The organisers are always seeking new volunteers to help with this increasingly popular weekly fitness challenge.

13 March 2012
Last Modified:
04 January 2018