Why Volunteer?

Coronavirus update – NEW INFORMATION!!!!

We are continuing to run our volunteer days.

Please see our volunteering page for important information.

Pre-booking is essential to protect staff and volunteers.  Numbers will be limited.

Why Volunteer?

Collecting seeds, growing trees and planting woodlands is fun, hard work, sociable, sometimes in glorious sunshine and sometimes wet and cold, but always rewarding.

Volunteers are an essential part of Moor Trees.  They are at the core of what we do and achieve – and without their help, our work would not be possible.

We were founded by volunteers in 1999 and today they are still at the heart of our work.

Voluntary Work

Over 200 volunteers make a huge contribution each year, – some volunteering once and some every week.

They take part in all aspects of our environmental work, including:

  • Collecting seed from mature native woodlands and caring for the seedlings as they grow.
  • Developing our tree nurseries by creating new planting beds and tending the young trees.
  • Planting trees to create natural woodland on and around Dartmoor.
  • Developing skills with a range of tools, used to manage recent planting sites and developing woodland.

A little time makes a world of difference

You can give as much or as little time as you like, occasionally or regularly.

You can volunteer as:

  • an individual, to suit your own free time, as little as one occasional afternoon or every week.
  • part of a corporate team-building day.
  • a satisfying way to keep you active mentally and physically in retirement.
  • a stepping stone towards a conservation career.
  • a means of keeping fit and healthy.
  • a way of meeting new friends.

Who Can Volunteer?

We have volunteers from under 16 to 75+ years old.  They come from all walks of life and the work they do can be tailored to their skills, interests and circumstances.

We have regular groups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in South Devon and provide minibus transport from Plymouth every Sunday to join our work teams.

As a volunteer, you will be welcomed and able to learn more about woodlands and Moor Trees.

Use our contact form to let us know if you might be interested in joining us.


The Old School Centre
Totnes Road
South Brent
TQ10 9BP


01364 649 277

Charitable Status

Moor Trees is a charity
Registered No. 1081142

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