Volunteer

Volunteer with us

Brampton Wood work party Pete Johnstone

Unfortunately all volunteering is currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Our volunteers are vital to us and we really value any time you are able to offer. If you are interested in volunteering in the future, please do explore our opportunities and find out a bit more about what we do, below. 

In this time of social isolation and quarantine, we are working hard to keep people informed and in touch with the nature close to them. 

Wildlife From Home

Our friendly online community for sharing wildlife sightings from your garden, yard, and even in your house. Start a new hobby using iRecord or just find out what that bug is by sharing your photos.

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An urban red kite (Milvus milvus) flies past rooftops, Oxfordshire, UK - Luke Massey/2020VISION

Keep in touch

Our regular e-news updates are full of ways to connect with nature - and with each other. You can also sign up for Local Wildlife In-depth, packed full of news and updates from our Research and Monitoring team.

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Photo:Ana Jones

We have over 1,000 volunteers helping wildlife

Volunteering with us means joining a network of like-minded people helping to protect wildlife in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and ensure a Wilder Future for all of us.

Whether you can spare a few hours or a full day, volunteering is a chance to make a real difference to local wildlife, while learning useful skills, making new friends and increasing your knowledge of wildlife conservation. The time you give makes a huge difference. 

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Volunteering Opportunities 

Conservation Work Parties

Our conservation work parties involve practical outdoor work such as brush-cutting, scrub clearing, fence building and more. It's a great way to get some fresh air, keep fit and make a huge difference for local wildlife. Generally no skills are needed as training and tools are provided. We have opportunities across all three counties.

Bedfordshire Work Parties

Cambridgeshire Work Parties

Northamptonshire Work Parties

Matthew Roberts

Communities and Wildlife

Our Communities and Wildlife teams across the three counties of Beds, Cambs & Northants provide high quality wildlife experiences for children and adults, and there are many ways to get involved as a volunteer. Help people to learn, enjoy and connect with the natural world at events and youth groups, and see first-hand the positive impact this can have on people's lives. 

Explore our Community Engagement opportunities

Camwild Festival- Children with art, Sun. (c) Rowan Litting 

Research and Monitoring

Our Research and Monitoring Volunteers help with surveying the wildlife on our reserves and beyond to make sure we are managing them in the best ways. Previous experience of surveying is useful but not essential for most surveys, all you need is the enthusiasm to come out regularly and the drive to learn more about our wonderful local wildlife. 

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Checking man orchids at Totternhoe Knolls NR - Richard Revels

Career Placements

Our Voluntary Officer (VO) placements are aimed at people looking for an in-depth introduction to conservation.

Placements are offered for up to a year in our Reserves and Wider Countryside Teams (and occasionally in other teams). The placements are designed to offer valuable hands-on experience in practical skills and related office work through volunteering in our teams across the three counties.

There is the opportunity to attend any in-house training  and externally certificated courses that are essential to your volunteering role, such as first aid, brushcutter and chainsaw operation. A high percentage of VOs have gone on to jobs in the conservation sector.

Current VO Placements

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Outdoor conservation Community engagement 

Office based  Other

 

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