Volunteer Training


Field Skills

Our team will provide training for new volunteers in the field. From time to time we organise additional courses in things such as First Aid, Five Minute Bird counts and so on.

The Department of Conservation has a range of self-help courses that are free of charge. Click here.

See our “Useful Links” page for additional resources.


You must also be familiar with our Health and Safety procedures. Click here.

If you are going to be working in the Forest alone, you must carry a Personal Locator beacon. Instructions for their use can be found here.

The Pest Busters team manage our network of traps. Standard operating procedures are here.