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

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...

Do you fancy volunteering your time at Westonbirt Arboretum? Find out more about the huge variety of volunteering roles available

Support us

Whether you'd like to fundraise, volunteer or donate - there are loads of ways you can support Westonbirt.

Caring for the trees and ensuring our visitors have the best experience requires a lot of work. You can contribute by making a general donation.