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The FoTF committee met virtually last week and focused on what we need to do to enable a safe return to volunteering. We've read the Forestry England guidance and also that produced by East District, but as an independent organisation, we are putting together our own risk assessments to mitigate the risks posed by Covid-19 and to safeguard you, our volunteers.
We are also updating the Volunteer Welfare Form. If you are intending to resume volunteering or would like to take part, we will require each one of you to complete and return this form, so that we have your current details.
The risk assessments and our safety guidelines will be shared with FE, as a matter of courtesy and because it is the forest land manager controlling permission. Once we have agreement, we can then email them to you, together with the welfare form.

We would very much like to begin volunteering again sometime in the autumn - with the walking trails' checking and the archaeological sites; monitoring, followed by a gradual return to safe-distancing groups for conservation tasks and at Lynford Arboretum. However this is dependent on FE's agreement and resources and the on-going Covid-19 situation.

Please be assured that we do not want anyone to return who does not think it is safe or appropriate for them to do so.

Friends of Thetford Forest Conservation Groups

The Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) runs three main Conservation teams where members and non-members can take part too, on a 'day membership' temporary basis. The three groups are:

Both these groups are volunteers who undertake a number of tasks to improve the forest environment.

FoTF Conservation

FoTF Conservation meets every 3rd Sunday in the month, and the meeting point depends on the location of the work being undertaken. To view more information about this team, and learn more about previous and upcoming events please click here, or select the relevant option from the Volunteering menu.

FoTF Lynford Arboretum Group

FoTF Lynford Arboretum Group meets 4 to 6 times a month on Wednesdays and Sundays. To view more information about this group, and learn more about upcoming events please click here, or select the relevant option from the Volunteering menu.

FoTF Archaeolgy

FoTF Archaeolgy undertakes archaeological research, focusing on historic documents and heritage sites. To view more information about this group, and learn more about upcoming events please click here, or select the relevant option from the Volunteering menu.

Friends of Thetford Forest values its volunteers and the Forestry England needs the help and support of Friends' members. For more details please email volunteering@fotf.org.uk