We want as many people as possible to get involved with the project. Whether you are handy with a pair of loppers or passionate about apple pies, we have a role for you!

Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Some give an hour or two, as and when, and others like to volunteer more regularly. Everyone is welcome, whatever your age, interest or ability.

Join in with practical sessions to enjoy the fresh air and exercise,  carry out wildlife surveys or help us find out about orchard history in the library or from home.

If you’d like to know more about volunteering you can contact project officer Karen Humphries on khumphries@worcestershire.gov.uk

Click on the calendar below to find out what we’re doing.

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Chipping and clearing at Longney Orchards
Chipping and clearing at Longney Orchards @ Longney, Glos
Oct 1 all-day
Fresh air and exercise guaranteed ! Join Martin and volunteers from GOT to put the orchard to bed for the winter and get it ready for grazing.
Rochford walk past
Rochford walk past @ Rochford , nr Tenbury
Oct 1 all-day
Contact Paul Hudson on phudson@worcestershire.gov.uk to join us on this guided walk through Rochford’s orchards, learning about its’ past.  
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Apple afternoon at Days Cottage, Glos
Apple afternoon at Days Cottage, Glos
Oct 7 all-day
Join Dave and Helen for an apple afternoon. Activities, apples, juicing and music !
Fruit ID Colwall
Fruit ID Colwall @ Colwall Stone
Oct 7 all-day
A chance to learn about fruit I.D. This course is for beginners and will cover the basics. Bring along your mystery fruit ! Booking essential to make sure there is enough cake !
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Afternoon tea, Alfrick
Afternoon tea, Alfrick @ Alfrick Village hall
Oct 14 all-day
A drop in event with an apple theme ! Come to the village hall to learn about clubs and societies and to find out what’s going on there with the lovely traditional orchards. Tea, cake and chat available.
The Big Apple
The Big Apple @ Much Marcle
Oct 14 – Oct 15 all-day
If you’ve never been now is the time to go ! Lots of orchards to visit, lots to do and see, and very family friendly. Take a look at the website to see what’s happening. Lots of our volunteers and partner s will be there so please support them !
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Colwall Apple Day
Colwall Apple Day @ Colwall Village Garden
Oct 21 all-day
Join Colwall Orchard Group to celebrate their 10th birthday and apple day ! Lots to see and do, pop up bar and food available. Bring along your apples ! There is a small charge for entry but children are free.
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Apple pressing, Bransford
Apple pressing, Bransford @ The Fold
Oct 22 all-day
Just turn up with apples and containers !
Whitbourne Juicing Day
Whitbourne Juicing Day @ Whitbourne village shop
Oct 22 all-day
Come and enjoy a juicing activity day at Whitbourne. We’ll be meeting near the village shop from 11 – 2pm to juice and enjoy ourselves. Just turn up with your spare apples and pears and some empty containers – milk cartons are ideal as juice freezes well. see you there !
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Apple pressing, Worcester
Apple pressing, Worcester @ The Pump House, Gheluvett Park, Worcs
Oct 28 all-day
Just turn up between 11- 3pm
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