About our volunteers
Volunteers are the lifeblood to our success here at the Thames Chase Trust. The hard work they do in rejuvenating and preserving the Community Forest, hosting event, educating children and running the Forest Centre is unparalleled in ensuring a legacy is left for the future. Without them, we would simply not be able to deliver the wonderful services that we provide.
Anyone can volunteer as we have a wide variety of opportunities and can usually match your interests regardless of background or experience. We just ask for a few hours each week or a commintment to support planned activities.
Volunteering opportunities or those who wish to become involved include:
Conservation Work- Join one or two teams working in the open under a trained leader to carryout an array of duties throughout the Community Forest. These teams are at the heart of the many improvements and developments seen in the Community Forest.
Clerical Support- Our clerical volunteers offer support and assistance with a wide range of administrative tasks such as computing and note taking to guarantee that the charity is running effectively.
Visitor Centre Reception- Volunteers working on reception are the welcoming faces in our Visitor’s Centre. They help to manage and maintain the reception area whilst providing courteous help when it’s needed. They run the Visitor Centre Shop.
Events Assistance- Our events volunteers assist with our varied programme of events, providing support to all.
Fund Raising- Help to producing, promote and carry out various fund raising activities which occur in the community forest and local area.
Education Volunteers- We are very proud of our education volunteers who provide an enthusiastic learning environment for both children and adults.
Need more reasons to join us?
Becoming a volunteer allows you to meet people with similar interest. You are given the chance to utilize your skills on worthwhile projects whilst networking closely with individuals to build lifelong relationships. We also offer the chance for people to help their local community and become part of something that will forever be part of our joint community memory. Volunteers can work indoors or outdoors contributing towards creating a safe, attractive and welcoming environment for everyone.
Where to find more information
We are very keen to welcome all to the Forest Centre in Pike Lane, Upminster, located just 10 minutes from the M25 and 1.5 miles from Upminster station. The Forest Centre is widely known as the hub of the Community Forest as here you will find handy and useful information about us and the all those working to develop and maintain the Community Forest. You will also find a cafe, shop, historic farm buildings and plenty of events and activities all managed by our volunteers. Why not pop in and have a chat?
For further information or to make bookings, please ring 01708 642970, email us directly, or come along in person to the Thames Chase Forest Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS.
Charity No. 1115627
Company No. 5687558
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