Starting a Community Wood Bank

Do you see a need for a wood bank in your community? Have you started gathering resources, be they volunteers, funds, tools, or the firewood itself? Wondering where to start? This page is for you!

  • Community Guide to Starting and Running a Wood Bank
    Along with profiles of New England wood banks, a good list of questions for start-up wood bank leaders to consider in the appendix.
  • The National Firewood Bank Summit
    A recording of the online summit in September of 2023 with panel discussions between wood bank leaders, updates on research and grants, and some discussions of relevant topics. A good place to get information and get inspired!
  • Wood Bank Mentors
    Write to Jessica Leahy at for a list of wood bank leaders and volunteers around the country willing to share their knowledge and experience.
  • Wood Bank Webinars