We aim to hold at least two volunteer events every month at our site at Hazeland, Wiltshire. In spring and beyond these will include butterfly, bat, badger and bird monitoring events; volunteer work days; forest schools; history days and much more. Over Winter however, we’re going to be mainly focused on tree planting.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown we were only able to hold three volunteer events in the last two months of 2020 – those days were used to receive our delivery of over 8000 trees from the Woodland Trust, heel them in and begin planting.

The first trees planted at Hazeland 17/12/2020 – photo by Mala Tu.

We have been absolutely blown away by the number of people who are so enthusiastic about volunteering at Hazeland. We really appreciate all of your support. Unfortunately this has led to us having more registered volunteers than we can currently accommodate, so we have made the decision to pause new sign-ups for a few months. With a little luck the COVID situation will improve and we’ll be able to increase the capacity of our volunteer days in Spring.

Each time we have new volunteer days for them to sign up for, registered volunteers will receive emails from our activities and events email – hazeland@avonneedstrees.org.uk. This is also the email address you should contact if you have questions or concerns about volunteering.

Volunteers who’ve been on site can fill out our online evaluation form to let us know which parts of the day worked and which could be improved. It also asks some questions about what you learned from your experience which are essential for our funders;

Evaluation form – https://forms.gle/GeH9tBbu2A8GRf758

Please do not complete this form until after you have done a volunteer day for us!

We look forward to seeing you at Hazeland!