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Meet some of our volunteers

Eighty-nine per cent of people would recommend volunteering for the Trust to other folk. But don't just take our word for it, read what they have to say.

Meet some of our volunteers below or find out about the latest opportunities

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Gill Brown

Dormice monitoring and guided walk leader

"I first heard about volunteering at the Woodland Trust from another volunteer who encouraged me to lead guided walks in my local wood. I started volunteering in 2002 and I'm now a guided walk leader and dormouse monitor. I'm trained and licensed to handle dormice and my role involves putting up, maintaining and checking dormouse boxes and collecting records. “I find it very rewarding, it is lovely to spend time in such a beautiful place and feel that I am doing something worthwhile.

"It was my first experience of wildlife volunteering and has led to many other things. Working in wildlife and conservation is a huge part of my life and it all started with the Woodland Trust."

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Roger Parkinson

Woodland creation champion and Speaker - Talking Trees

"I champion woods and trees in both my roles as Woodland Creation Champion and Volunteer Speaker. I started volunteering at the Trust in 2010 and I've since helped community groups and individuals with their woodland creation projects. I've also helped restore a 5-acre arboretum – with over 150 tree species.

"I love public speaking for the Trust and really try to bring the outdoors in for people in my talks. I'd love to think that my passion for woods and trees is infectious. Although I was always aware of The Woodland Trust I never realised what a fantastic organisation they are to work with until I started volunteering. The support I have had from staff and management has been excellent."