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 support staff and visitors in learning, fundraising, research, propagation, tree team support, botany and phenology, running the information desk and leading walks... Volunteers enable Westonbirt to do so much more."
Cheryl Pearson, Volunteer Manager
New shuttle service
We're currently trialling a new shuttle service, this service could not run without the help of our amazing volunteer drivers. Discover more about a day in the life of one of our volunteer shuttle drivers...
Great Oak Hall guides
Join us at the weekend for a look around the Great Oak Hall to learn about the history of the building. Please check if the stewards are operating tours before you arrive by contacting the Welcome Building on 0300 067 4861. Learn more about the tour...
What is it like being a volunteer at Westonbirt Arboretum?
Westonbirt relies on our incredible team of volunteers to help maintain the arboretum and ensure our visitors enjoy their day out. Find out what some of our volunteers had to say about their role...