A Living Landscape officer at work on the Isle of Wight (credit Hampshire & Isle of Wight WT)
People are at the heart of what we do, helping us to achieve our vision of an environment rich in wildlife for everyone.
Your local Wildlife Trust provides a wealth of opportunities for you to discover, enjoy and understand the natural world.
Our nature reserves and visitor centres are brilliant places to start exploring your local wildlife. We look after 2,300 reserves across the UK - from meadows to mountains, woods, rivers, heaths, islands, beaches and estuaries - and welcome more than six million people each year. Find a nature reserve near you.
Working with schools
We support and enhance learning in thousands of schools each year. We have accessible and inspiring locations, experienced dedicated staff and great community links. Our excellent track record is one of providing inspirational, effective learning experiences for schools’ staff and pupils at every level and across a huge range of subjects. Wildlife Trusts have been welcoming school parties onto our nature reserves for more than 50 years! Find out more.
Do you want to get closer to your local wildlife, develop your natural history skills and discover the secrets of the wild places on your doorstep? We run a wide range of training courses for adults, from species identification and wildlife photography to learning a traditional craft such as willow weaving. Contact your local Trust to find out more.
We hold more than 9,000 events a year attracting around 300,000 people - find out what's going on near you.
It may seem obvious to some of us, but an increasing body of research shows that spending time outdoors and enjoying nature is good for us. Several Wildlife Trusts are working with local health care providers to provide opportunities for patients to experience nature in a therapeutic context. Find out more.
Our 35,000 volunteers undertake all types of work, from practical conservation such as surveying for water voles and reed planting, to equally important work in our offices, or recruiting new members. Their work is a vital part of our conservation efforts and is hugely appreciated. Find out more about volunteering with us.