There are several opportunities for volunteering in and around the Forest of Bowland and there are a number of organisations that will welcome you and, in some cases, offer training depending on your aims and plans. Which organisation you approach will depend on what you want to get out of volunteering and the level of commitment you wish to give.
If you want to volunteer regularly and/or build a better CV for a paid job in the environmental sector then look at the section on Regular Volunteering
The Forest of Bowland AONB team sometimes has volunteering opportunities available, generally linked to specific projects. Take a look below to find out what is available at the moment or have a look at the opportunities with the Friends of Bowland group.
We are now recruiting volunteers for this year's bumblebee monitoring project, so if you would like to get involved and have a few hours a week to spare over June and July then please get in touch for further details. We provide some training, your travel expenses and the bumblebee recording pack – all you need is a sunny day and a pencil! Please contact Carol on 01200 448000 or Carol.Edmondson@lancashire.gov.uk for further details.
Pendle Hill needs you!
The new landscape partnership scheme needs volunteers to help with a range of practical conservation tasks, surveys of people and of wildlife, to act as walk leaders and event support staff, and to assist with archaeological and historic research. If you have time on your hands, like to get outdoors and to meet new people, then why not volunteer with us?
Please contact Jayne Ashe firstname.lastname@example.org
Initially we will look to run at least one volunteer day a month, and as the project develops more opportunities will arise. To see what kind of things the project is involved in visit and like our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pendlehillproject
Promoted Route Monitors
We have a number of volunteer path monitors who help us out by walking our downloadable routes for us – usually twice a year in spring and autumn. If you would like to find out more, and perhaps take on a route, contact email@example.com for more information.