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Volunteer networking in Scotland

This year we’ve got eight fantastic networking days organised for volunteers in eight beautiful venues.

At each event you’ll hear updates about what’s happening across the Trust, talks from staff and volunteers about our projects, and then after lunch (which we’ll provide!) we’ll head out to the woods to enjoy a learning activity; everything from photography workshops to tree seed collection, tree ID and ancient tree recording.

These events will be a great chance to meet other volunteers living in your part of Scotland, to find out more about what they do and just to have a good old blether!

Most of all these events are a chance for us to provide a great day out as a thank you for all your amazing help, support, expertise and valuable time that you give to us!

At these gatherings we will share with you any new volunteering opportunities we are recruiting for, and there will be plenty of time to ask us any questions you have about the work of the Trust and about your volunteering role.

You are also welcome to bring along friends or family who are interested in the volunteering that you do and who might be interested in volunteering themselves. We will also invite people from each area who have been to one-off volunteering days, such as our tree planting events and also members of the wider local community, who may want to find out more about what’s happening with the Woodland Trust.

Events and dates

We’ll be sharing fliers and booking details very soon but this is a chance for you to save the date for the events you want to come to!

Date

Location

Activities

29th April

Glencharnoch Wood land Carrbridge Village Hall

Habitat ID workshop and walk with our Ancient Woodland Restoration staff

20th May

Water of Leith Conservation Trust headquarters and Water of Leith ancient woodlands

Flora and fauna ID walk with one of our volunteer campaigners who is also a local expert and guide.

3rd June

Stirling University

Find out more about our Ancient Tree Hunt and the Ancient Tree Inventory, and go on an Ancient Tree Hunt with us, recording ancient trees in the university grounds.

10th June

Backmuir Woods, Dundee

Learn more about our talking Trees speaker project, and afternoon tree and wildflower ID walk.

17th June

Traquair House and St Ronans Wood, Borders

Photography workshop in the grounds of Traquair House and in St Ronans Wood

26th August

Lang Craigs woodland, West Dunbartonshire

Find out more about how we manage this woodland and go on a plant ID walk in the woods with the Site Manager and a very knowledgeable local volunteer.

16th September

Drumlanrig House, Dumfries and Galloway

Find out more about our Ancient Tree Hunt and the Ancient Tree Inventory, and go on an Ancient Tree Hunt with us, recording ancient trees in the grounds of the house.

23rd September

Ledmore and Migdale Wood, Spinningdale, Highland

Find out more about our Seed Collection Project whereby we are collecting tree seeds for the Millennium Seed bank at Kew Gardens, and then join us with collecting seeds in the afternoon. Evening BBQ including local Woodland Trust venison, and a chance to stay overnight help us to build a revetment on the Sunday!

We hope that you can all come to at least one of these events! They will be very informal and hopefully great fun! Keep an eye open for emails confirming booking details.

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