Current volunteering opportunities

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. Scroll down for details of our regular monthly work-parties, every first Saturday and every third Thursday.

 

Wychwood Project work parties

A group of volunteers in woodland.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!)

Thursday 19 October. Wigwell Nature Reserve, Charlbury

Scrub bashing and a bonfire. Meet at the entrance by the Scout Hut on Nine Acres Lane, OX7 3QZ

Saturday 4  November & Saturday 2 December

Hedgelaying at Fernhill Farm Shipton-under-Wychwood. Contact the office wychwood@oxfordshire.gov.uk for directions.

Thursday 16 November. Woodstock water meadows

Tree felling and possibly a bonfire! Meet at the garages at the foot of Brook Hill (by the A44)

Thursday 14  December. Foxburrow Wood

Tree  pruning. Meet at the car park at the entrance to the wood, Foxburrow Lane, OX29 9UN

 

Dry Stone Walling

Weather permitting we meet every Monday and Tuesday, starting on site around 9.30am and finishing around 3pm. You are welcome to join any day and stay as long as you wish. All tools and training needed are provided, but bring your own gloves and refreshments. The work is often away from any shelter so be prepared for all weathers as we get into autumn. If you decide the drystone waller's life is for you and you join us regularly you will need steel toe cap boots....

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 Witney? 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.