Volunteer Work Party Cranham Marsh

Would you like help our winter work parties at Cranham Marsh and learn coppicing, a traditional method of woodland management?


During December and January the work parties at Cranham Marsh will be coppicing the woodland.






The winter work parties meet on the third Wednesday and last Sunday of the month to carry out practical woodland management of the reserve.

The work parties will be involved with clearing paths, pushing back invading scrub, and cutting ditch banks where they have become overgrown. There will be some hedge maintenance and during December and January Middle wood will be coppiced to stimulate growth.

Some of the tasks are demanding but there is always work to suit all skills and abilities, and training with tools if you need it. If you are not sure whether it will suit you, come along for an hour or so to find out.

A good level of fitness is required to be able to work on uneven ground and use handtools safely.  


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travel expenses may be reimbursed, but this must be discussed prior to claiming
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 03/10/2019

End Date: 03/10/2020

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

Availability Details

No minimum commitment


This opportunity is available in: Basildon, Billericay & Wickford, Epping, Thurrock

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