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Friends of Westonbirt

The friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Join today - Support Westonbirt and visit for free for a year.

Visitor engagement

Our visitor engagement volunteers help everyone to get the most from their time at Westonbirt.

Find out more about what they do below...


Volunteering at WestonbirtLearning volunteers

Support staff in delivering family events and curriculum based learning programmes to thousands of families and school children each year.

Welcome Desk

Provides first-class visitor care in helping thousands of people each year with enquiries, membership and ways to enjoy the arboretum to the full.   

Volunteer pagesSpecial Events volunteers

Help Westonbirt to deliver its signature events including concerts, Treefest and Enchanted Christmas.


Help the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum Charity in raising vital funding to support the National Arboretum. 

Volunteering at WestonbirtGuides

Supported by a volunteer assistant, lead walks around the arboretum in all its wonderful seasons, telling visitors about the heritage and conservation of our renowned tree collection. 

External speakers

Spread the word about the wonders of Westonbirt to groups and organisations.

Community coppice volunteer 

Supporting different community groups including drug/alcohol rehabilitation, young people and the over 50s, to connect with Westonbirt through woodland management tasks, and activities such as photography and creative writing.

Community Inclusion volunteer 

Helping to deliver 'Westonbirt on the Move' a multi-sensory outreach programme for vulnerable and older adults in local care homes and day centres; and engaging with vulnerable adults through a range of arboretum based activities to improve health and wellbeing.

Community Youth volunteer 

Enabling young people to engage with the arboretum through a variety of different elements including the arboretum's very own Youth Forum - Team WB, practical conservation and Wild Westonbirt.

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Last updated: 10th July 2017


Westonbirt Arboretum

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