Volunteer with us

We need you!

Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project was founded in 1998. We run The Wood Store at Elder Place, Brighton. 

Our aims are to: 

  • Rescue and re-use waste timber 

  • Create jobs and training for local people 


Volunteers are at the heart of what we do. We are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to help with our important work. You don’t need any experience and can do as little as 4 hours a week - there are lots of things to get involved with. All potential volunteers are invited for an informal chat at our centrally located office (and workshop) on Elder Place. We especially welcome applications from people who are finding it difficult to get back into mainstream employment.

Before you start we will explain how we work and talk about what’s best for you. 

As a volunteer you can
  • Collect wood 

  • Prepare timber for sale

  • Work in the shop

  • Make wooden products

Some people also get involved with sales, marketing, administration, designing products or any other tasks required to operate a busy and successful small community business. 

How to apply

Below you can download a PDF. document with more detailed information about volunteering with us. You can complete the application form and send us an email or post/hand in a hard copy.

Contact Christian Bernard if you have any questions or are interested in joining our team:


01273 570 500 



Brighton & Hove Wood Recycling Project 

Unit 2 Longley Industrial Estate 

Elder Place 

Brighton, BN1 4GY

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Looking to refer?

If you're an organisation looking to direct potential volunteers to us, then our information for referrers and a poster is available below for you to download.

Please note that volunteers need to have the ability to work independently and not be at risk to themselves or others.


We are part of the Community Wood Recycling network. To visit their site or find a more local group, please click here

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