Donate Your Time

Conservation volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, get exercise in the great outdoors and meet new people. Volunteers form a vital part of our team helping us to achieve our vision of large scale habitat restoration in Southern Scotland.

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Borders Forest Trust treats the health, safety and welfare of its volunteers and staff as a priority, and we have developed a ‘Code of Conduct for Volunteers’ to reflect this. We request that all volunteers read this document, as agreement to its content is implied by anyone working with us in a voluntary capacity.

We have a variety of volunteer activities to get involved with:

Borders Volunteers

This runs every Thursday. The group meets in Galashiels at 10am and heads off in a minibus to different Community Woodlands around the borders to complete a variety of conservation and woodland management tasks.
Email volunteer@bordersforesttrust.org

Carrifran Wildwood Volunteers

This long established group, led by Andy Wilson, meets every Tuesday at 9.30 at Cariffran car park. For further information or to join the group please get in touch.
Email volunteer@bordersforesttrust.org

Corehead Farm Volunteers

This group is in its 4th year and going strong. Led by Andy Wilson, volunteers go out every other Thursday from 10am to 3pm and contribute to a variety of tasks such a tree planting and works in the orchard.
Email volunteer@bordersforesttrust.org

Talla & Gameshope

A new group – which started in December 2017, led by Andy Wilson. It runs on the first Sunday of each month and gives the opportunity to contribute to this exciting project from its inception.
Email volunteer@bordersforesttrust.org

Volunteering Weekends

We run a number of volunteer weekends at our sites across the year, check out our events page to see what’s happening.

Email volunteer@bordersforesttrust.org

How to volunteer

If you would like to find out more or register your interest please use the signup form or email the relevant person. For general enquiries or to be added to our general volunteer list you can also call us on 01835 830750 or email volunteer@bordersforesttrust.org