ReKindle with the ReWild Project

Working with the ReWild Project in the Forest of Dean to support young people at risk of exclusion

In partnership with the environmental, education and ecological restoration charity The ReWild Project based in the Forest of Dean, we are delivering a project called ReKindle aimed at reducing the risk of exclusion of young people from secondary schools.

Young People referred to ReKindle will gain an accreditation in their local heritage through bush craft, green woodwork, tanning and traditional crafts, keeping the skill ‘alive’ and increasing employability prospects.

Throughout the duration of the project we will be following the young people as they take on the rural crafts through a video diary filmed by Andy Squiff at Squiff media. We will be posting snippets of how they are getting on, here and on our social media pages.

Volunteer Experience Day 

We are looking for volunteers to help out with the project.

10th December, 9am – 2.30pm

Kensley Shed

This will be a day of interaction, learning and fun. The young people will share and teach their new skills to the volunteers. It’s a great opportunity to learn some new skills and to work alongside young people.

The day takes place at Kensley Shed, which is home to ReWild’s New Leaf social forestry project and is a community craft centre where they teach various traditional heritage crafts.

If you are interested in joining us as a volunteer for the day, please email

*please note that DBS checks are not required to take part in these volunteering opportunities as you will be supervised the entre time by a DBS checked member of ReWild staff. ReWild has up to date safeguarding policies and processes in place together with a designated safeguarding lead.

+you will need to make your own way to the locations. Travel expenses will be paid for at 40p per mile

Location: The Rewild Project, Speech House Road, Coleford GL16 7EL

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