Do you have some free time available?

Are you interested in helping to manage and preserve the Ashdown Forest?

Would you like to meet like-minded people?


The Conservators of Ashdown Forest are very grateful to the 100+ volunteers who perform a variety of tasks which help the management of the Forest and inform the many visitors to the Forest Centre.

Volunteers receive full training where required, travel expenses are offered and there are regular get-togethers to share news, views and information. Whether you are new to the Forest or have lived in the area for a long time, it's a great way to enjoy it more!

Volunteer Application Form

** Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to stand down many of our volunteers and are unable to take on new ones at the moment. However, we will retain the details of interested people on file and contact them when our volunteering opportunities restart. **


The Conservators of Ashdown Forest receive Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - 2016


Information Volunteers
info barn volunteers

Our Information Volunteers work in our Information Barn...

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Conservation Volunteers
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Our Conservation Volunteers undertake practical conservation tasks on the Forest...

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Volunteer Rangers

Our Volunteer Rangers work at weekends only and support the professional Duty Ranger...

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Volunteer Rangers - Mounted

mounted rangerVolunteer Rangers who ride and have their own horse assist the Rangers....

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Ashdown Forest Bird Group

Currently there are about 20 members of the bird group...

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Healthy Walk Leaders

The Ashdown Forest Healthy Walks are all lead by volunteers...

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Ashdown Forest Research Group
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The Research Group carry out research into the historical communities of Ashdown Forest...

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Stock Checking

A team of volunteers help the Grazing Team keep an eye on the Conservators' livestock...

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