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2,600+
people volunteer with us across the UK
245,000
hours were contributed by volunteers in 2018
£2.2m
value of volunteers' contributions last year
One woman standing and one in a wheelchair use tools to cut plants at ground level

Credit: Michael Heffernan / WTML

Volunteering matters

Across the UK, volunteers carry out a huge variety of roles to help plant and protect woods and trees.

They spot threatened woods that need our help, spread the word about the value of woods and trees, carry out practical tasks on site and much, much more. We are grateful to every one of them.

Volunteer photographer leans against a tree trunk while holding his camera

Credit: Ben Lee / WTML

How you can help

We welcome every volunteer, whatever your skills or background, however much time you can give.

From looking for signs of tree disease to writing for our website, you can make a difference.

10 volunteers with their awards pose for a photo

Credit: Judith Parry / WTML

It's a two way thing

Every volunteer has a volunteer manager, an outline of the task and a risk assessment where needed.

We cover expenses and run a useful online communication platform just for volunteers.

We listen to your feedback. 

You meet new people and learn new skills.

We even hold an annual awards ceremony to recognise volunteers’ huge contribution to our achievements.

Volunteer photographer leans against a tree trunk while holding his camera

Volunteer with us

Whatever your skills or background, however much time you can give, you can make a difference.

See our latest opportunities