Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to the specific vacancies listed below, the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire has a wide range of volunteer opportunities available on an ongoing basis. These range from Local Groups that organise outings and talks to work parties that get out on our reserves and do the heavy lifting. If you like working with children, then maybe you'd enjoy volunteering for Wildlife Watch or becoming an Education and Community Volunteer. We depend on our volunteers to help us make our three counties better for wildlife. Whether you can offer a few hours a month or a long-term commitment, please do get in touch.

Can't find something for you? For other conservation jobs and volunteer opportunities see www.environmentjobs.co.uk


  • Location: Great Fen Living Landscape project area, between Huntingdon and Peterborough (incl. Corney’s Farm, off the B660 between Holme and Ramsey St Mary’s, Cambridgeshire and the Countryside Centre, Chapel Road, Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire, PE26, 2RS)

    This exciting voluntary placement is a unique opportunity to join the Great Fen restoration team as a monitor of wildlife (birds etc) , and is ideal for someone wanting to benefit from the development and application of skills learnt as part of regular, long-term volunteering.

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  • Location: Great Fen, mainly based at the Countryside Centre, Ramsey Heights

    Be a key part of our events team for the summer. Gain experience planning, running and promoting our existing events, especially for young people and families. You will also have the opportunity to plan and run your own events and help develop a summer time ‘holiday club’ series of events.

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  • Location: Great Fen, between Huntingdon and Peterborough (Corney’s Farm, off the B660 between Holme, Cambridgeshire.

    This exciting 5 month voluntary placement is a unique opportunity to join the Great Fen restoration team, and is ideal for a recent graduate, someone wishing to begin a career in conservation or someone wanting to benefit from a period of regular volunteering.

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  • Location: Paxton Pits Environmental Education Centre, Little Paxton, Saint Neots PE19 6ET

    We are currently looking for volunteers who would like to register as leaders for our Paxton Pits Watch group. Working as part of a volunteer team, to deliver and support the delivery of fun, enjoyable wildlife sessions to children aged 5 to 11 and their families.

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  • Location: Bedfordshire

    The Wildlife Trust in Bedfordshire currently has around 200 rare breed sheep (Hebridean and Manx Loaghtan) and 3 Red Poll cattle which are used to graze grassland nature reserves in order to increase the wil flowers and reduce the amount of scrub, and therefore improve the habitats for a wide range of species.

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  • Location: 8 placements are being offered across Cambs and Northants. See the Voluntary Officers page for details of locations https://www.wildlifebcn.org/how-help/volunteer-us/volunteer-reserves-officers

    A Voluntary Reserves Officer role is suitable for someone looking to begin a career in practical wildlife conservation.

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  • Location: Lings House, off Lings Way, Billing Lings, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 8BE

    This exciting 6 month voluntary placement with the Northants Wider Countryside Team is ideal for a recent graduate or someone wishing to begin a career in conservation

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  • Location: Wicksteed Park, Northamptonshire

    An opportunity for people to develop their interests in conservation and to assist the Wildlife Trust with the practical management of sites that are important for biodiversity across the county.

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