Hearts whittled out of wood
Jan 16 2018

Welcome to Whittle

An opportunity to create something new together

Welcome to Whittle your new dedicated volunteering web platform. Whittle has been created to provide Woodland Trust volunteers with access to information about their volunteering, the organisation and any information that relates to specific volunteer roles, projects or networks at the Trust.

This is the first time the Woodland Trust has been able to offer a dedicated web based platform exclusively for volunteers. Future monthly e-newsletters will link through to Whittle rather than the main website which has only the blog facility available. You will still need to log in on each occasion, this keeps it exclusive for volunteers rather than providing public access.

What Whittle allows us to do that the main website didn’t, is give you access to a range of articles on many different subjects. In addition Whittle will also host a library of relevant documents, from volunteering policies and procedures to a range of relevant health and safety documents.

Articles will be posted regularly by a range of different Whittle reporters. The library will be updated with the developing volunteering framework policies and procedures and any project relevant documents.


Why Whittle?

Whittling wood is a great pastime for crafting something, for centering and focussing the mind. This Whittle is the beginning of something new, focussed on volunteering, how we craft it over time will depend on the users. We’ll work on that together. This is the beginning and it will evolve, that’s why we’ve called it Whittle.


Customise your view

Any article published from one of the English regions or counties is categorised geographically. So if the first articles you’d like to see are about Scotland then by creating your filtering preferences you can see all Scotland related articles first below the top four featured articles.

Some articles are tagged by project name for instance Observatree or Talking Trees, you can also filter articles this way. A user guide is attached to this article.

We hope you enjoy Whittle and find it useful and relevant to your role, if you don’t see what you’re looking for please let us know through the feedback form on the dashboard. Feedback will be reviewed monthly and Whittle will evolve over time, for now though we hope you’re impressed with its humble beginnings.

  • KerryClarke

    Well done Sarah and Paul for driving this project and bringing Whittle to life. Thank you to everyone who has contributed articles. Great step forwards 🙂

    April 6, 2018 at 8:51 am
  • DavidWard

    I like the idea of customising my view by filtering my preferences but you don’t tell us how or where to do it and I can’t find anywhere that suggests the option.

    April 10, 2018 at 8:45 am
    • Sarah Shaw

      Hi David, you can get easy access to local news and events by checking the ‘local news’ section, this will be populated with news and articles from your country and region. The best way to filter on articles is by using the search function at the top right hand side of the screen. You can search on a word or phrase search for example ‘Ash dieback’ and Whittle will search the articles for you and bring up any that mention that phrase. We’ll be uploading the user guide shortly which should help you find your way around the site.

      April 10, 2018 at 9:37 am

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