The Splitter for the Splitting Team is the team leader and is responsible operating the log splitter.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for splitting firewood rounds into firewood.
    Refer to the Firewood Specifications.
  • Responsible for splitting kindling rounds into kindling.
    Refer to the Kindling Specifications.
  • Responsible for positioning the round to be split on the log splitter. May request the assistance of a team Mover.
  • Responsible for operating splitter control; may delegate the action to their Assistant.
  • It is the responsibility of the Splitter to properly store and secure the log splitter and any additional equipment used by the team. May request the assistance of other team members.
  • A Splitting Team must have at least 1 Splitter. 
  • May have additional responsibilities; see Woodlot Procedures.

Skills Needed:

  • A person with a love of our Lord Jesus and a heart for serving others.
  • Physical strength and dexterity required to safely move and position rounds and split firewood.


Each Splitter is encouraged (but not required) to recruit a team consisting of an Assistant and at least one Mover.

It is desirable for this team of three or more to schedule to work together at the woodlot.

If the team has more than one qualified Splitter, they should choose one to be the Lead Splitter. The Lead (or only) Splitter will be responsible for the work of the whole team. Typically the splitter role will alternate among the team Splitters.

The rate limiting step of the woodlot processing will normally be the log splitter, so the Splitter Team should strive to keep it running constantly. This can be aided by multiple qualified Splitter team members.

If there are multiple log splitters available, each may be run by a separate Splitting Team working independently; however, they should agree on which team has the Lead Splitter to coordinate work and make sure that all work is done safely.


General supervision of his/her Splitting Team.


WNC FireWood Splitter Training.

WNC FireWood Assistant Training.

WNC FireWood First Aid Training.


Leads his/her Splitting Team.


Works under the direction of the Woodlot Coordinator.

Use the WNC FireWood equipment under the direction of the Equipment Coordinator.


Leads his/her Splitting Team.


Workdays are scheduled in 4 hour blocks. Volunteers are requested to volunteer for at least 3 workdays per year. 


A Splitter must read and understand