Woodland Working Group Policy
Supporting our practical conservation volunteers
The Woodland Working Group Policy was launched last summer with the purpose of bringing clarity to how we work with our volunteers in our woodlands.
At the foremost of our mind, as we developed the policy with Nick Hall, the Trust’s Health, Safety & Environment Manager was to ensure that all our volunteer’s activity in the woodlands is covered by our insurance and that volunteers carrying out valuable work on our behalf are protected by the organisation.
We kept the policy simple, covering only a couple of pages and it explains that we have two types of supporters working in our woodlands, firstly, volunteers with a task outline. The majority of our volunteer roles include a task outline, 2,700 as of January 2018. Then third party groups which are either registered with another organisation such as the National Trust for example or they are registered as a Community Interest Company (CIC) or similar.
It is our intention to publish all our volunteering policies and procedures on Whittle; as with the Woodland Working Group Policy you will be able to find them in the library under the Volunteering Policies sub heading. As we continue to revise the volunteering framework we will publish each new policy as it is developed.
National Volunteer Manager