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Wild Sherwood is a project created by ODEF to help unemployed people gain outdoor working and transferrable employment skills through volunteering in the unique environments around Sherwood Forest. It is funded through the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme.

You don’t have to want a career in conservation—the project can help you learn some new skills, gain a record of your achievements and, if you’ve been out of work for a while, it can help give you the confidence to return to work. All you need is a positive attitude to trying something new, the ability to put up with our temperamental English weather and to be able to commit to joining us for 3 to 4 days per week for 4 weeks.

Previous experience of this type of work isn’t required because Rangers Sonya and Rob will be your mentors and guides on-site. You will also gain experience and knowledge of subjects such as health and safety, equal opportunities and team working. On completion of the course you will be given a portfolio, which will document your achievements, as well as a reference and support to help you find a job, whatever your passion is…

Want to find out more about the Wild Sherwood programme? Visit our Q&A’s page or contact us for more information.

You can also visit our Facebook page or have a read of the latest Wild Sherwood blog to find out what our volunteers have been getting up to.





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