Blog - Volunteering

Being a Westonbirt marketing and communications volunteer

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Find out what Steve Blore has been up to at Westonbirt...

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What a super celebration!

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We wanted to do something special to mark 30 years of volunteering at the arboretum and it turned out to be a brilliant day.

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Celebrating volunteering at Westonbirt

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Although we value and thank our volunteers on a daily basis, Volunteers’ Week provides an opportunity to do this publicly!...

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Restoring our ha-ha!

Ha Ha. An expression often used to represent laughter. However a ha-ha is also a landscape design feature that creates a barrier to things such as livestock, while preserving uninterrupted views.

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Recycling really helps!

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Did you know that by recycling your printer cartridges and mobile phones you can not only help the environment but also protect Westonbirt Arboretum?...

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Raising our sights!

Volunteers helping with the Westonbirt Project had a unique opportunity recently to have a look at the view from the Treetop Walkway, before we even have a Treetop Walkway!A big thank you to the tree team for letting us borrow the cherry picker.

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A wonderful guided walk, by Emily Pryor, Marketing Support Officer

I am new to the arboretum, after only starting here a couple of days ago and feeling very ‘unknowledgeable’ about the beauty within the fold, I decided to sign up for a guided walk.

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Volunteers setting the seeds of success once again, by Jacqueline Dalton, Charity Manager

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A whopping £1,887 was raised at our Craft Fair on the weekend of 20 & 21 October!...

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Volunteering at Treefest, by Cheryl Pearson, Volunteer Manager

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Treefest is the largest of Westonbirt's events and involves the most volunteers over a single weekend.

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The Westonbirt Project: New Recruits! by Sophie Nash, Project Officer

Over the last few weeks we have recruited over 30 new volunteers!...

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A tremendous achievement, by Jacqueline Dalton, Charity Manager

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£2,373.71 - This is the total raised at the Volunteer Craft Fair on 29 & 30 October! This a tremendous achievement and not surprising – you should have seen the quality and variety of the crafts……… too many to mention.

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Have you visited the new bird viewing area? by Tony Pearce, volunteer

The workshop and wood sales team of volunteers have recently completed a new bird viewing and feeding area that is accessible to visitors seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year.

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Great Experience by James Matthews, placement student from Bournemouth University

Over the past two weeks I have been volunteering here at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of my Applied Geography course at Bournemouth University.

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