Current volunteering opportunities

Wychwood Project work parties

A group of volunteers in woodland.Volunteering with the Wychwood Project is a great way to pick up skills, make friends and feel part of an enthusiastic team, indoors, outdoors, at events...there is something for everyone.

No experience is necessary for any of the tasks (full training and instruction is part of the day) but you should wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work including stout boots and gloves; tools are provided but you can bring your own (hand tools only); activities usually take place with 'behind the hedge' loo facilities only!

Come and get some exercise and fresh air, meet some friendly fellow volunteers - and help the Wychwood Project!

  • activities run from 9.30am to 3pm unless otherwise stated
  • there is normally no need to book (the listing will say if booking is required); but do check the website or our facebook page before setting out in case of any last minute changes due to weather conditions or other circumstances beyond our control.
  • you don't need to stay for the whole session if you don't have time (or energy!)

Sunday 2 April 9.30am-3pm

Habitat restoration at Woodstock water meadows, helping keep the water channels clear of debris. Wellies essential! Meet at the garages at the foot of Brook Hill (by the A44).

Thursday 20 April 9.30am-3pm

Habitat restoration at Woodstock water meadows, helping keep the water channels clear of debris. Wellies essential! Meet at the garages on Brook Hill (A44 end).

Saturday 6 & Thursday 18 May 9.30am-3pm

Checking and tidying tree guards on some of the 10,000+ trees planted on-site, Foxburrow Wood, Foxburrow Lane, Witney, OX29 9UN

Saturday 3 & Thursday 15 June 9.30am-3pm

Hand pulling the invasive, non native Himalayan Balsam, Woodstock water meadows, meet at the garages on Brook Hill (A44 end)

Saturday 1 & Thursday 20 July 9.30am-3pm

Collecting seed at various locations for later distribution to receptor sites, Suck Seed and Sow Project

Saturday 5 & Thursday 17 August 9.30am - 3pm

Hand pulling the invasive controlled weed Ragwort, Wigwell Nature Reserve, Charlbury. Meet at the entrance by the Scout Hut on Nine Acres Lane, OX7 3QZ

 

Sunday 3rd September (and the weeks leading up to this); the 18th Annual Wychwood Forest Fair, Standlake Road, Ducklington

Volunteers needed to join the  dedicated team who plan and run the Forest Fair - contact the office for more information wychwood@oxfordshire.gov.uk

More information

Email the office: Wychwood@oxfordshire.gov.uk

We are also looking for people to help

Lead walks

Fit, enthusiastic and responsible people needed to lead walks of small groups of people around the Wychwood Project area during daylight hours, either during the week or at the weekend.

Give talks

Would you like to talk to community groups and the general public about the work of the Wychwood Project or the Wychwood Project area? Are you particularly nowledgeable about a specific subject in the Wychwood area, for example history, ecology, landscape, botany or other subject which you could use to educate others?

Co-ordinate volunteers

Would you like to coordinate Wychwood Project volunteers from the Wychwood Project office in Eynsham? Hours and days to suit. You would need to be good with people and be a clear and enthusiastic communicator. This position would suit someone who maybe wants to gain experience of managing volunteers or just wants to get out of the house, meet people and do something worthwhile.

Join a conservation advisory board

  • Do you have a good knowledge of environmental conservation issues?
  • Would you like to meet other enthusiastic conservationists?

We need people to help us to develop the conservation work we undertake in the Wychwood Project area, conserving habitats for future generations.

Paid employment

There are no current vacancies for paid employment at the Wychwood Project.