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.

Hedge Laying Training – Spring 2018

We have a number of places left on our hedge laying sessions below. Beginners are welcome and all training and tools are provided. If you'd like to book a place, or find out more details, contact Sandra Silk on 01200 448000 or email sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk

Tuesday 6th March                           Rimington

Tuesday 13th March                         Rimington

Tuesday 20th March                         West Bradford

Wednesday 21st March                    West Bradford

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 volunteer@pendle-hill-lp.co.uk

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 sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk for more information.