Volunteer

Join us in the woods. All experience levels welcome. Send an email to workingwoodlandscornwall@gmail.com for upcoming dates or check our facebook group.

The type of work we will be doing includes using billhooks and pruning saws to process the felled trees, erecting deer fencing, processing firewood, and lots of moving wood from one place to another!

Suitable for a range of interest levels, from those who just want to spend a bit of time in the woods, to those who want to learn more about coppicing or sustainable firewood production, or those who’d like to go on to train up to become fully qualified in traditional woodland management.

Come once, weekly, or to every session. It’s up to you, just please let us know you are coming by adding yourself to the event attendees on Facebook or sending us a text/email (volunteer numbers are limited for H&S reasons, and also we need to know how many to bring lunch for 🙂 )

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CLOTHING:
Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and STOUT FOOTWEAR (not wellies – unfortunately they don’t offer enough protection). If you have steel toe caps, even better (steel toe capped wellies are fine). If you have waterproofs you might like to bring them, although we won’t work if it gets too wet.
If you would like to come to volunteer but are worried you can’t do so because you don’t have the right clothing/footwear then drop us a line. We might be able to help.

LUNCH:
We will provide lunch. Let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

LOCATION: Devichoys Wood
This wood is just off the A39 between Falmouth and Truro, between the Olive Grove cafe and the Norway Inn at Perranarworthal. You can find it on google maps by searching ‘Devichoys Wood Nature Reserve’ or by clicking this link: https://goo.gl/maps/EFRgfwNhSgP2

PARKING:
Parking is a bit tricky at the wood, so please lift share if practical to do so.

BUS:
There is a bus stop in Perranarworthal near the woods (Stop: ‘Peran Foundry’). The U1 runs every half an hour between Falmouth and Truro, and the stop is well served by other local buses too (66, 230, 233, 235). If you’re coming by bus let us know and we’ll meet you at the other end of the wood.

DOGS:
We regret that due to safety reasons, we have to operate a ‘no dogs’ policy while we’re working. Thanks for understanding.

WEATHER:
If it is too wet or too windy then we won’t be able to work. We will send a Facebook/Text message/email round to let you know if a session is cancelled.
If it is very hot, please bring a sunhat, suncream, and lots and lots of water.