Every year, groups of volunteers plant thousands of native trees and conserve wildlife habitats in the spectacular wilderness landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.

Do you have a group of people that would like to volunteer together on a Conservation Week or Conservation Day with Trees for Life? Please contact Alan McDonnell on 01309 691292 or email alanm@treesforlife.org.uk to discuss our tailor-made group volunteering programme.

You can find out more about our current volunteering partners below.

Bielefeld College

Bielefeld College, in Germany, have been bringing groups of students on our volunteer Conservation Weeks since 2007.

Glints of Gold

A relaxed social activity for over the 50s which aims to keep people engaged in their local community; learning and sharing experiences.

Govan Community Project

A Glasgow based charity working with and for all the diverse communities of the Greater Govan area and beyond. 


A stem of the Dundee Association for mental health, they are a project who supports individuals to access the outdoors to improve mental health and wellbeing. They have been bringing groups on conservation weeks for several years.


The Homeless Action Resource Project (HARP) have been sending staff and clients on our volunteer Conservation Weeks since 2009.

Responsible Travel

Our volunteer Conservation Weeks are listed with this provider of ethical and environmentally-friendly holidays.


Signpost provides support and guidance to third sector organisations and individuals. This includes maintaining a database of local volunteering opportunities and matching prospective volunteers with our volunteering opportunities.


A dynamic local charity set up to support and promote volunteering, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

University of the Highlands and Islands

Our Conservation Week Leader training programme is run in partnership with UHI. Students can take part in the course and gain official accreditation as an outdoor leader. 

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