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Volunteering at Bedgebury

Volunteering at BedgeburyHave you ever thought of volunteering at Bedgebury?

Get up close to one of the most important tree collections in the world by becoming a Bedgebury Volunteer!


Bedgebury Volunteer Groups

Volunteering at BedgeburyVolunteering at Bedgebury is a great opportunity to get fit, make friends, enjoy the open air and gain valuable work experience. If you have a few hours to spare, why not join one of our regular weekly groups?

Volunteering at BedgeburyWorking hard (and having fun!) the Wednesday Wild Crew and the Sunday Working Groups do an amazing job helping to keep the Pinetum looking beautiful along with the Bedgebury operations team. 

Bedgebury Visitor CentreOur Bedgebury Visitor Experience Volunteers are are on hand to give visitors a warm welcome by answering questions and pointing them in the right direction, helping everyone to enjoy the best of Bedgebury. 

So if you love Bedgebury and love talking to people, this could be the perfect thing for you and for Bedgebury!

LR bioblitz - Bedgebury learningWe also get an enormous amount of help and support from our Learning Team Volunteers. Another pair of hands helping the learning staff who are leading the group can make everyone’s day so much easier. We currently have a full complement of Learning Team Volunteers.

As well as the invaluable help that they offer Begdebury, all of our volunteering opportunities also provide a fun, first-hand way of finding out more about the National Pinetum and the experiences that we offer across the whole of the forest.

There are also opportunities to support our events programme and Forest Live concerts, and for those that are interested, regular social activities are also arranged for our volunteers throughout the year.

If you are interested in volunteering with any of these fantastic groups please  email us at indicating which group you are interested in.

We are currently looking to boost our Visitor Experience Volunteer team.

MTB trail development

MTB trail BedgeburyWorking with the Forestry Commission, the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club also plays a major part in Bedgebury's MTB trail development, with members assisting with trail maintenance, waymarking, extension and re-routing of the singletrack.

The volunteer group meets on the second saturday of every month and new members are always welcome! 

To find out more and to join visit the Bedgebury Forest Cycle Club website

Corporate Volunteering

The Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum also offer fantastic opportunities for corporate team building days.

Work with your colleagues on one of our vital landscape and conservation projects before embarking on a challenging tree-top adventure with Go Ape, an exhilarating mountain bike ride through Bedgebury forest with Quench Cycles or our unique team-building challenges with the Kent High Weald Partnership.

The Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum’s bespoke volunteering package can be tailored to suit any organisation and is guaranteed to enthuse, inspire and invigorate any team!

To find out more about your team's perfect team-building day email The Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum at or visit their website


Last updated: 31st August 2018

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