- Join us to plant trees and increase Bristol's woodland area!
- Avon Needs Trees Site (Greater Bristol)
- Jan 24th 2024, Feb 14th 2024, Mar 13th 2024.
Did you know that only 8% of the Bristol Avon has woodland cover? And 41% of UK species are in decline?
This year, Bristol Hub are supporting Avon Needs Trees, a local charity dedicated to creating new, permanent woodland throughout the Bristol-Avon catchment to fight the climate and ecological emergencies. It is time to improve our local biodiversity and support our local community.
What I really enjoyed were the people and the environment I got to be with. I finally saw what the English countryside looked like, what oaks and hornbeam samplings are, and most importantly, how easy it is to give back to nature.Student volunteer at February 2023 Tree Planting
How to get involved
To apply you need to complete an application form to let us know why you’re interested in our monthly events and which dates you would like to take part in.
Once we’ve heard from you the next steps will be:
- Confirming your attendance to that months event
- Joining our WhatsApp group to receive key information
- Coming along to your volunteering day!
- Filling in some feedback after the day to support Bristol Hub and Avon Needs Trees on their projects.
We’ve assessed the accessibility of all our opportunities and are able to discuss these with you prior to you starting your placement, this includes any reasonable adjustments we can make. All accessibility information will also be sent to you prior to your placement as standard. If you have any questions about accessibility, or want to make request a reasonable adjustment, please reach out to Sorcha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some examples of reasonable adjustments we can offer include:
- Using an expensed taxi service to aid mobility conditions.
- Making sure there is seating with no arms.
- Extra time to complete activities in training, as you would get in exams.
- Trainings will be held in wheelchair accessible spaces
Our activities are all open for everyone so if you’ve not been involved in social action before, or you’re apprehensive about getting involved, reach out to our one off volunteering coordinators, Sahira and Niamh! All of our opportunities practice a safe space policy meaning they are supportive, non-judgemental and always willing to listen.
If you would like any more information, you can read our safe space policy.
It’s natural to feel nervous when you try new things, but don’t let you put that off. If you want to talk to a member of our team before applying or attending a session you can email them. Or if you’re not sure who to speak to email email@example.com and we’ll get back to you.
Some things we recommend often include joining the programme with a friend – you could sign up together and come to the same session so that you’ll have a friendly face. Alternatively, you could arrange to meet a member of our team before a session so that you get to know each other 1-1 and can travel together. We’ll work together to find a solution which supports you to get involved, whatever that may be.
We will be in touch as soon as we can. We will let you know about upcoming days, our available opportunities and other key information to support you on your day!