We appreciate that volunteering is beneficial for both mental and physical health and we wish for our community to be actively involved in line with our project plans for development and widening use of the woods.

We all want to get the best out of our Gillies Hill Community Woodland and without volunteer work that wouldn’t be possible.

Casual Volunteering

We currently run casual volunteer days on the last Saturday of each Month. However we are asking volunteers, through the registration process, to let us know if other days may be more suitable.

Participants in organised volunteer days are referred to as Casual Volunteers, as opposed to more specialist volunteer roles that are identified from time to time (see below).

The main areas of activity for casual volunteer days are:

The Walled Garden

Improvements to Paths & Drainage

Castle & Gardens

Invasive Species Management and Restocking

Click on the activities above for more information on what these projects are aiming to achieve and the invaluable contribution volunteers make to achieving these goals.

If you wish to be a volunteer on any of the volunteer days, CCDT requires that you register as a volunteer. This is to ensure you understand the volunteer policy and are aware of relevant health and safety information. The Casual Volunteer Policy can be viewed here. <<Link E>>

Registering as a casual volunteer will not compel you to undertake any activity, nor require you to undertake activities on any particular volunteer day. Whether you participate, or not, is entirely up to you. If you register, you will find out what activities are planned. You only need to register once.

Information on up and coming volunteer sessions can be found in the upcoming events list in the footer of this page.

Specific Volunteer Roles.

In addition to Casual Volunteers, Volunteers are also required to help with planning and the research of funding applications. This behind the scenes work is just as vital as the physical work and can be done from home as and when required.

Contact woodland@ccdt.org.uk if you are interested in helping in this way.

Do you have any specialist skills or knowledge to contribute to the work of the woodland or potentially to aid informative guided walks in the future?

We’d love to hear from you. Please also contact woodland@ccdt.org.uk.