Events Volunteer

Raincliffe Wood Community Enterprise

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Are you passionate about woodlands? Do you want to help connect local people to nature? Have you got fun, creative ideas to showcase sustainability and biodiversity?

If so, Raincliffe Wood Community Enterprise has the opportunity for you.

Thanks to Platinum Jubilee funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Raincliffe Wood Community Woods is running an exciting and engaging series of events to encourage all members of the local community to access and enjoy the woodland, as well as promoting the important work being done to improve biodiversity and increase sustainability.

We are looking for people who have the passion and drive to help push forward these events, both behind the scenes and on the ground. If you are a people person with a love of the outdoors, we want to hear from you.

Please contact Gillian Astbury (Events and Outreach Officer) on 07946 199536 or email [email protected] for more information.

Raincliffe and Forge Valley Woods are the largest community managed woodland in England. The woodland is one of North Yorkshire’s key living landscapes linking the river Derwent catchment with the north riding forests and the coast, and is part of a wider nature recovery network for the region.

The 222 hectare woodland on the edge of Scarborough borders some of the most socio-economically deprived communities in North Yorkshire, yet comprises a National Nature Reserve, has extensive designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and is home to nationally rare flora and fauna. It also contains over 200 historic environment and built heritage features including ancient charcoal pits, holloways and overstood coppice covering 4,000 years of human interaction with the landscape.

The woodland also provides a sanctuary for people looking to escape the stresses and pressures of modern life, contributing to the improved health and wellbeing of our communities.

Raincliffe Wood Community Enterprise is a community business owned and run by local people to manage Raincliffe, Forge Valley and Row Brow Woods long into the future.

Our Vision is to be a thriving community woodland and landscape, loved and valued by the community, and cared for by a financially sustainable membership-owned business.

 Our Mission is to protect and enhance the woodland and its biodiversity for the benefit of all, and to develop a business model that enables the enterprise to do this.

And our Values are; care for the environment; inclusivity; partnership and collaboration; expertise and innovation; inspiring people; responsibility and sustainability.