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The friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

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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.

External Speaker


Are you passionate about trees? Do you love all things Westonbirt Arboretum? Then become a volunteer external speaker and  share your passion for this world famous collection of trees with others. Find out more about this role

Guide Volunteers


Share your passion for Westonbirt and our world famous collection of trees by becoming a Volunteer Guide, and leading one of our popular guided walks around the arboretum. Find out more about this role

Guide Volunteer (Wildflower Guided Walks)


Volunteer guides introduce visitors to the special flora of the arboretum by highlighting the wildflowers that grow across the site and sharing their passion for them. Find out more about this role

Photography Volunteer


The marketing team are on the look out for an enthusiastic and digitally savvy amateur photographer to join their team! You'll be helping us to ensure that we have steady flow of stunning seasonal shots from around the arboretum  for us on the website and social media. Find out more about this role.  

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: 11th December 2017


Westonbirt Arboretum

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