Come and Plant Trees for the Essex Forest Initiative

Come and join the Essex Forest Initiative in helping Essex reduce its impact on climate change and increase its benefits to both wildlife and people.

Our aim is to plant 375,000 trees by 2026 and we need your help to make this a reality.

Activities will include tree planting, tree guard installation and mulch spreading.

The planting season runs through the winter so volunteers will need to be prepared to attend in all weathers.

We have planting sites across Essex so we hope you can find one suitable for you.


A willingness to commit to physically demanding activities throughout the winter months.

An ability to follow simple instructions.

An ability to work as part of a team to deliver the planting goals.


  • Accessibility
    Some sites are remote and ground can be muddy so access for some might be restricted.
  • Data Protection policy
    All information is securely stored and can be deleted on request at any point.
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Risk assessments completed and training provided at each event.
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
    Provided as part of the application form.
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 06/01/2022

End Date: 04/03/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Timing of planting events will vary by site and some will be single days while others are numerous days. Volunteers will be welcome to join for any part of a single day and/or any days as part of a multi-day event.


This opportunity is available Countywide.

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