FoTF Notices

The latest FoTF newsletter (Autumn/Winter 2023) has been released, view it here

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As a FoTF volunteer, you benefit from a discount card in the High Lodge Cafe and have priority booking for Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) events.

For members recording over 35 hours volunteering annually, you will receive a FREE High Lodge site entry pass valid for one year. FoTF Membership is only £10.00 for a household for a year and brings with it a range of benefits.

Please note that the site entry pass given to volunteers after 35 hours volunteering does not include the benefits and discounts which are part of the full High Lodge Membership package.

Due to insurance requirements, all FoTF volunteers have to be a FoTF member. Volunteers will be asked to complete a volunteer welfare form, in case of medical emergency.

If you are a volunteer under 16 you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

FoTF Archaeology

Investigating and caring for archaeological sites within the Forest, from pre-history to the modern era.

If you have an interest in archaeology, find out more here.

FoTF Conservation Group

Knowing that you are helping wildlife could be the reason you volunteer.

Enhancing habitats for rare plants and animals on the third Sunday of every month "somewhere" in Thetford Forest, under the guidance of the Forestry England East of England Ecologist as part of FoTF Conservation Group.

FoTF Lynford Arboretum

Carrying out day-to-day maintenance of the Arboretum at Mundford, most Sundays and Wednesdays.

If you love trees and enjoy working in tranquil and beautiful surroundings, please volunteer here.

Checking the Walking Trails

Monitoring the condition of the various walking trails at High Lodge and in Thetford Forest generally so that they are safe from hazards and litter-free.

If you regularly walk a trail, perhaps with your dog, you would be ideal for this role. Find out more here.