With around 500,000 visitors to Westonbirt each year we need all the help we can get! The arboretum relies on the 250 amazing volunteers who give their free time to support the work at Westonbirt Arboretum.
Volunteers help to sign up members, maintain the trees and footpaths, assist with events, provide visitors with information, lead wonderful guided walks, help out with school sessions, and so much more – and they love it!
At the Friends, we’re proud to fund all volunteering at the arboretum. From uniforms, to expenses, and any extra training needed. Income from your memberships and donations help to fund an army of dedicated volunteers, without whom the arboretum simply couldn’t function.
"Volunteers are a key part of Westonbirt Arboretum. Their ongoing support and commitment ensures that we can care for and conserve our amazing collection of trees and also provide a great experience for our visitors. The activities our volunteers are involved with are certainly diverse, but all contribute to what makes Westonbirt Arboretum so special and enable us to do so much more.”
Louise Amato, Volunteer Coordinator