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.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Moth breakfast, Hartpury, Glos
Moth breakfast, Hartpury, Glos @ Hartpury, Glos
Jun 3 all-day
Come along to the orchard centre at Hartpury to see what the moth traps, set the night before, will reveal. And then enjoy breakfast – toast not moths ! Booking essential.
Orchard Champions – Healthy Orchards
Orchard Champions – Healthy Orchards @ Colwall Community Orchard
Jun 10 all-day
This is the ecology weekend for our Orchard Champions course. This is run with our partners, Garden Organic, and involves 5 days of training. Volunteers then ‘give back’ 30 hours of voluntary time over the year, helping us to promote and celebrate traditional orchards, especially those in our project areas. It’s a great way to learn about orchards and their care as well as an opportunity to meet like minded people. You need to apply to join the course so visit the ‘getting involved’ page to find out more.
Orchard open day – Yew Tree Farm, Thrupp, Glos
Orchard open day – Yew Tree Farm, Thrupp, Glos @ Yew tree farm
Jun 11 all-day
Mark is one of our orchard champions and the founder of a community orchard. Come along and see the orchard at Thrupp, lots of wildlife events and tea and cake sold for charity. A quintessentially English day out ! Contact Mark for more details of what’s happening when.
Three Counties Show
Three Counties Show @ Three Counties Showground
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all-day
We will be running a stall in the food and drinks tent where there will be a display about traditional orchards. Volunteers will man the stall and get a free entry ticket in return.
Pruning day – Gorsley
Pruning day – Gorsley @ Smith's cottage, Gorsley
Jun 17 all-day
Butterflies and Orchids – evening walk, Evesham
Butterflies and Orchids – evening walk, Evesham @ Hipton Hill, Evesham
Jun 22 all-day
Join Gary for an evening stroll through Hipton Hill orchards to see the butterflies and four different types of orchids. If you haven’t met Gary you are in for a treat, since he is not only an enthusiastic orchardist but also a fount of knowledge when it comes to wildlife and orchard ecology. This walk should be a real delight.It starts at 7 pm. Please contact Gary to let him know you are coming and to find out instructions for meeting and parking.
Gloucester folk museum – traditional orchards display
Gloucester folk museum – traditional orchards display @ Gloucester folk museum
Jun 30 all-day
Join us for the opening of the traditional orchards exhibition at the museum @ 3pm. Contact Ann in advance and get tea and cake!
Hunt the chafer!
Hunt the chafer! @ Rochford, Tenbury
Jun 30 all-day
Summer pruning & Noble Chafer hunt, Rochford, Nr Tenbury Wells – Friday 30th June, from 10.30 – 3.30 pm or whatever you can spare, contact Wade Muggleton on  communitygreenspace@worcestershire.gov.uk volunteers urgently needed