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Volunteering opportunities

Become part of Westonbirt's vibrant community of volunteers, helping to protect and enhance our landscape and welcome visitors to The National Arboretum.

Apply for our current volunteering opportunities below:

Volunteer Driver


We're looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help us trial an onsite transport service that we will be running in the autumn and winter months. Volunteers will drive with visitors along pre-determined routes, helping less mobile visitors to have better access to the arboretum and its central facilities.

Please note: The trial period for this scheme will run throughout autumn/winter and the first two volunteer driver training days scheduled are now full.  However we are hoping the trial will be successful and that we will run the shuttle service on a regular basis.  If you could be interested in getting involved, please still send us your details so that we can keep you updated on progress and hopefully future training dates

Find out more about this role

Discovery Volunteer


Our Learning team are looking for an enthusiastic and friendly individual to join their team, engaging with visitors of all ages and delivering informal hands-on learning activities during family events, community visits and adult learning workshops. Find out more about this role.


Fauna Volunteer

We are looking for 2- 3 new volunteers to join our Fauna Group to help with the surveying of the Westonbirt Downs, surveying for bumblebees and butterflies, as part of our ongoing monitoring of the impact of the Downs Restoration project.

Welcome Volunteer


Join our team of enthusiastic and friendly welcome volunteers! Situated at the welcome building, you'll ensure that everyone who visits us has a great experience on site. Find out more about this role

Visitor Survey Volunteer


We're recruiting a team of survey volunteers to help us to find out more about our visitors and their experience and the impact of our community and youth programmes. Find out more about this role.

Get involved!

To apply for any of these roles please complete the volunteer application form

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Last updated: 13th February 2018


Westonbirt Arboretum

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