Engagement in the central region: Introducing Louise Trevor – Communications and Engagement Manager
Summer’s here – albeit a slightly soggy one so far – which means our events and engagement programme is in full swing here in central England! Most of our woodlands are busiest over the summer months, and our events give us an opportunity to engage with people about how great woods and trees are, and provide experiences that aim to inspire our visitors to go away and take some action to play their part in securing the future of woodland in our area.
As with so many areas of Woodland Trust activity, the success of our events relies hugely on the support of our fabulous volunteers, who help out with a whole range of tasks from planning and preparation, set-up on the day, welcoming attendees, leading walks and activities and much more! They’re always lots of fun, and there’s usually cakes and/or ice cream involved too, so if you would like to lend a hand with helping to drum up enthusiasm about woods and trees via our events, we’d love you to join us – head to our website for our current opportunities.
We like to provide a friendly face for visitors to our woods where we can and this year our mobile visitor centre is giving us an excellent platform to do this from. It’ll be at Heartwood Forest, Tring Park and Hainault Forest at various points over the summer, and we’re on the lookout for some extra help with manning it while it’s out and about. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors, and help our visitors have the best possible time, by providing a warm welcome, chatting about the work of the Trust, and answering any questions they might have (but you don’t need to be an expert in anything, don’t worry). Again, if you’d like to be involved, check out our visitor engagement volunteer roles on the website.
Here’s hoping for a warm and sunny few months ahead!
Communications and Engagement Manager – Central England