This week is National Volunteers’ Week and we are celebrating the amazing work of our volunteers!

National Volunteers’ Week 2023 is running from 1st June to 7th this year, and is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution volunteers make to communities and charities around the UK.

PATT Foundation has been supported by hundreds of volunteers since starting in 2005. Volunteers are now there for every stage of our trees growing: from planting seeds into trays, caring for saplings and then planting trees in community projects around the country.

“The work done by our volunteers in the UK and overseas has been amazing to see and significant to helping PATT Foundation tackle climate change.” says Steve Haigh, CEO. “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has spent time in our greenhouses planting trees and supporting the start of our food growing projects for the local food banks.”

“Since 2005, we have worked with volunteers who have helped us plant over 3 million trees around the world, rebuilding habitats for wildlife and the creation of woodlands as well as supporting existing forests.”

There’s a range of opportunities if you would like to volunteer with PATT Foundation. You can help our nursery team grow an array of things in our greenhouses and start the journey of our trees by planting acorns, hazelnuts and more. From October to March, you can take part in our community tree planting events that happen all over the country, just don’t forget your wellies!

Inspired to become a volunteer? You can register your interest on our website or contact our admin team at