Thank you and goodbye
It has been a pleasure to meet volunteers across the UK giving their time to help the Woodland Trust to create a UK rich in native woods and trees for people and wildlife. I was amazed when joining the team in 2016 that people were involved in such a wide range of roles and continue to be inspired by the passion and shared love of woods and trees. Writing this article for Whittle, having just returned from a gentle jog at Sherwood Forest with some of my favourite friends and feeling re-nourished.
I will be leaving the Woodland Trust on the 10th of August to return to teaching at Tuxford Primary School and wanted to express my thanks for your continued support… your feedback including via the volunteer survey in 2016 has enhanced how we embed volunteering at the Woodland Trust. The highlights for me have been the volunteer awards in 2017, being part of woodland working group days, launching Whittle and top of the list has been seeing the volunteering team grow.
The Grantham based National Volunteering team have been developing the policies and processes in line with Investing in Volunteers and the Volunteering Development Officers across the UK have been exploring where new volunteer roles would be helpful alongside supporting current volunteers on their patch.
So just enough space to say a very big THANK YOU for giving your time to support the Woodland Trust; I believe time is the most precious gift we have in life and have seen such generosity over the last two years. We are currently recruiting for the Head of Engagement and Volunteering role to continue moving the Connecting People with Woods and Trees activities forwards.
Wishing you a lovely Summer-time,
Dr Kerry Clarke – Head of Engagement and Volunteering