Corby Borough Council is calling on those with a passion for Corby’s woodlands to join their team of volunteers.
The Woodland Project is looking for positive, friendly people to help support a range of activities. If you are 16 years old or over and are interested in supporting your local woodlands and green spaces then we would love to hear from you!
Volunteers are asked to give up some of their time to help out in several different areas. Perhaps you enjoy retails and would like to support Foxy’s Woodland Shop situated at East Carlton Country Park. Or if you have an interest in wood turning and carpentry, the woodland shop could also be just the place for you; come and join our team of volunteers who are busy making saleable goods for the shop.
If you prefer the great outdoors and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, join our Friends Of groups who help to clean and preserve our woodlands through a variety of activities such as litter picking, pruning, bush cutting and coppicing.
Sue Trengrove, a retired arts teacher from Corby has been volunteering at the Foxy Woodland Shop for nearly four years and has supported them tirelessly through changes that have been made. Passionate about Corby’s woodlands, Sue said:
“It’s lovely to meet new people while at the same time helping protect our woodlands. Having lived here for many years, I feel a sense of pride supporting the local woodlands and green spaces.”
Those interested in volunteering for the shop will be asked to help with the opening and closing, operating the till and ensuring that every potential customer is met with a smile. We also ask our volunteers to help with stock rotation, ensuring use by dates are checked and the plants are watered. As way of thanks, we provide training and support and we have regular volunteer events such as a Christmas buffet and a summer barbeque.
Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said:
“The Corby Woodland Project already has an array of extremely helpful volunteers and we are always looking to add to the team and ensure we are able to continue to keep the woodlands presentable and safe for visitors and also keep the Foxy Woodland Shop up and running. We simply would not be able to provide these services without the generous people of Corby who give up their time to help. If you have some spare time and would like to get involved, please do get in touch.”
For further information, or to enquire about an application please contact Corby Borough Council’s Woodland Manager, Rebecca Jenkins on 01536 464019.