Volunteer with us

Katherine helping at Potteric Carr (photo by Amy Lewis)

Volunteers are the foundation upon which The Wildlife Trusts movement has been built, and they are an integral part of the movement’s success.

Large, but local too - the chances are there's plenty you can do close to home which will benefit the environment and wildlife in your area, through working with your local Wildlife Trust.

Donate your skills and time and help to protect your local wildlife

'You'll make loads of friends, you'll get fit and you'll have a warm sense of achievement at the end of the day that comes from physical exercise and seeing a good job done!' 

Already the work of our volunteers has helped to secure the future of many precious habitats and species, enabling them to thrive again. Volunteers are the foundation upon which The Wildlife Trusts movement has been built, and they are an integral part of the movement’s success.

From community gardening to species surveying, from looking after nature reserves to running Wildlife Watch groups enabling young people to discover and explore their local environment, Wildlife Trust volunteers carry out a huge range of tasks. Opportunities don't have to be outdoors either - you could find yourself making good use of your organisational, IT, administrative or financial skills too.

Each Trust has a large number of both regular and casual volunteers, amounting to a total of more than 30,000 active volunteers across the whole of The Wildlife Trust movement.

Anyone can get involved

Involving people from all sectors of society, in urban and rural areas, is fundamental to the ethos of The Wildlife Trusts. As well as providing opportunities for people to enjoy the outdoors by getting involved, finding out about wildlife close to home and by helping to improve or protect a local area, volunteering with The Wildlife Trusts helps make a positive contribution to quality of life, health and social networks.

Whether it's helping to grow food on community allotments, to getting fit through practical outdoor activity, or joining group events to learn new skills, there's plenty of reasons to get involved.

Find out more

To find out more about opportunities for helping to protect your local environment with The Wildlife Trusts then please contact your local Wildlife Trust.

If you are a company looking for something different as a team building opportunity, or to get your employees involved in taking action for their local environment please visit our corporate volunteering page or contact your local Wildlife Trust.