Volunteer Programming 2024

Events for Earth Trust volunteers

We run a year-round programme of events and activities exclusively for our volunteers. From training sessions and talks to hone your skills, and webinars to keep you up-to-date on our work, to socials and get-togethers to meet your fellow volunteers.

This page features our volunteer programming schedule for the year, as well as details of the main Earth Trust public programming events so that all the key dates are easy to find, in one place.

Building skills, sharing knowledge

Our Learning & Development programme for volunteers has two strands:

  • walks & talks to keep you abreast of relevant topics, like regenerative farming and nature identification
  • workshops to provide training in practical role-based skills, such as hedgelaying and scything

We aim to provide a series of valuable sessions through the year, fully utilising the expertise and knowledge of our staff and volunteers, and bringing in partners to share their insights and learnings too. Each event is promoted in the Volunteer Bulletin a fortnight in advance, with full details and joining instructions.

23 January – Bushcraft Skills Workshop

20 February – Neuro Diversity Talk (Slides & Notes)

28 February – Winter Tree ID Talk

13 March – Veteran Tree Walk

21 March – Supporters’ Insight Webinar

19 April – River of Life II Walk

14 May – Artist in Residence Clay Sculptures Workshop

Tree survey training

22 May – Volunteer Forum, Abingdone

May/June – DigVentures Excavation Tours (£10pp)

5 June – River of Life I Walk

July – Scything Workshop

July/Aug – BioBlitz Workshop

August – Woodland Butterflies Walk

September – Hedgerows Talk

Social Events


30 March – Guardians of The Clumps book launch (2-4pm)

16 April – Artist in Residence – JC Private View (6-7pm)

3-9 June – Volunteers’ Week

8 June – Volunteers’ Week thank you @ WCM

3 July – Supporters’ Day (new date)

27 September – Late Summer Social (6-9pm)


Visitor Events


17-18 February – Festival of Archaeology

4-5 May – Spring to Life Festival

11-12 May – Spring to Life Festival

19-27 May – Artweeks Pop Up Gallery

28 May-9 June – Dig Ventures Roman villa excavation

Speak to your staff lead with any questions on these events, or email us at volunteering.earthtrust.org.uk