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.

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

Borders Volunteers

Led by the lovely Anna Craigen this runs every Tuesday. 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 anna@bordersforesttrust.org

Carrifran Wildwood Volunteers

Our longest standing volunteer group which has been running for over 13 years, this group runs every Tuesday from 9.30 am to around 3.30pm. Led by Andy Wilson, tasks include lots of tree planting, care of trees and maintenance tasks.
Email andy@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 andy@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 andy@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.

Biological Recording

We are always on the look out for help with wildlife surveys and biological recording. If you have expertise in any particular groups and would like to record on our sites please get in touch. Likewise if you would like to learn, there may be opportunities to help with existing surveys.
Email enquiries@bordersforesttrust.org

How to volunteer

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