Wildlife Trust volunteer Kevin Rowley by Matthew Roberts
The Wildlife Trust has more than 800 regular volunteers who help us to manage nature reserves, monitor wildlife and also help out in our offices.
As a charity, the Wildlife Trust depends upon an army of volunteers who carry out a wide range of tasks.
For specific individual volunteering vacancies from throughout The Wildlife Trust visit our jobs and volunteer vacancies page.
Volunteering opportunities in community groups
The Wildlife Trust Local Groups provide an opportunity for Trust members to join together to discover, enjoy and protect wildlife through guided walks, illustrated talks and meetings. Many also provide practical help on nature reserves and raise significant funds for conservation work.
The Wildlife Trust Watch Groups are weekend clubs for kids and young people who are interested in getting involved with various wildlife activities in order to learn more about their local environment.
We are also looking for volunteers to deliver our new Little Bugs Club for children under 5 years old at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows. Take a look at the role description for more information.
If you’re interested in taking part in a Work Party on one of our nature reserves there are opportunities to volunteer at the weekend or mid-week.
Training and tools are provided, however you will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring something to eat.
You can find a list of work parties and contact details here.
Individual volunteering opportunities
Become a Volunteer Warden
Want to dedicate your time to care for one reserve? Our volunteer wardens do just that, this varied role includes assisting with habitat management and helping out with events.
Become a Volunteer Officer
We host long-term placements (between six and nine months) for those interested in gaining experience of working in conservation or other professional fields. This is ideal for those seeking a career in conservation.
You will not receive a salary, but you will receive formal training and lots of relevant experience to further your career.
Please see our career placement page for more information.
Become a Walking Warden
Are you a regular visitor at Irthlingborough Lakes and Meadows? Become a Walking Warden and help us by reporting on any points of interest such as wildlife sightings or problems including anti-social behaviour that you might come across when visiting the site.
Other ways to get involved
Become an Ecology Group volunteer
Wildlife Trust Ecology Groups are teams of volunteers engaged in monitoring Wildlife Trust nature reserves. This involves gathering data and completing surveys in order to monitor the wildlife in an area.
If you are interested in joining your local ecology group, current vacancies can be found on our jobs and volunteer vacancies page.
There are also opportunities for you to get involved with your company on corporate volunteering days. They offer a great way to both improve team work and make a difference to your local wildlife.
To find out more click here.
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|Role descriptions template for Watch.pdf||195.94 KB|
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|Walking Wardens information leaflet.pdf||462.84 KB|
|Role description - Little Bugs Club Leader.pdf||206.4 KB|