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Volunteering: be part of Westonbirt

Maureen Gobbet. Volunteer at WestonbirtThere are over 240 volunteers involved in many activities at Westonbirt Arboretum and their help is vital in supporting this national treasure.

Westonbirt's volunteers donate around a staggering 20,000 hours worth of time each year to the arboretum.

Volunteers started the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum charity in 1985. Over 25 years later, the charity continues to be led by a volunteer board of trustees and supports the Forestry Commission in managing a team of volunteers across the arboretum.

Westonbirt thrives on the volunteers’ enthusiastic support and commitment. Volunteers enhance visitor engagement and enjoyment and provide much needed additional resources to staff. They undertake a range of activities, from practical woodland management to providing information to visitors and helping to deliver educational events.

Westonbirt aims to expand the opportunities for volunteers with the development of the Westonbirt Project. Find out more about the project and the future of volunteering here.

You too could make a valuable contribution to Westonbirt, for full details on volunteering see our Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum website.