Have a look at the Trees For Life Work Week Brochure it's a pretty good summary of what we do and what it feels like - be inspired to book a week!
Most of the practical work done by Trees For Life to restore and re-wild the Caledonian Forest is carried out by volunteers.
Volunteers work for a week at a time, in groups of up to ten, at sites across the Scottish Highlands. It's a wonderful experience to be involved in this inspiring project and to meet people from all kinds of backgrounds committed to the same goals.
To go on a work week you need to be over 18 and prepared to get a bit weather beaten. There's no upper age limit and you don't need to be super-fit. You'll probably find yourself clambering about the countryside carrying a spade and a bundle of tiny trees, so if you think you can do that you are fit enough. There's an occasional "gentle week" at the tree nursery for volunteers who's knees can't cope with the clambering.
Life on a work week is very communal. A couple of volunteers cook for the whole group each evening (see our Cooking page). Sleeping accommodation varies between the different work sites, it may be a single big bunk room for everyone, two "his" and "hers" bunk rooms, or shared twin and double bedrooms in holiday chalets.
See the Trees For Life website for more details.