Corporate Membership & Volunteering

A group of corporate volunteers pictured on a break

Working with Wildlife

Through Working with Wildlife, Durham Wildlife Trust will support your business to meet its corporate, social and environmental responsibility objectives and provide opportunities for staff involvement and customer engagement.

Become a Corporate Member

Designed to suit your company’s needs, our corporate membership packages allow you to select the level of support which best suits your business. Bespoke options are also available.

Whichever package you choose, you will be supporting the work that the Wildlife Trust does to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation in County Durham, the City of Sunderland and the Boroughs of Gateshead, South Tyneside and Darlington.

Contact for more information

Trust volunteers and staff from Thomas Swan raking the meadow

Trust volunteers and staff from Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. raking the meadow at the Thomas Swan manufacturing site near Consett.

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd.

Thomas Swan has a manufacturing site in Consett including about 20 acres of woodland, pastures and wildflower meadows and the company’s employees and visitors regularly enjoy seeing deer, rabbits and a wide range of birds and insects.  They became Gold corporate members of Durham Wildlife Trust so we can support them with their plans to enhance their wildflower meadow and woodlands..

Harry Swan, CEO of Thomas Swan, said: “Investing in the natural environment around our manufacturing plant to reduce mowing while enhancing wildlife and involving our employees and community is a perfect way to demonstrate sustainability. Everyone benefits. Durham Wildlife Trust membership helps us achieve these objectives.”

Adopt us as Charity of the Year

If you have a local charity of the year scheme, we would love for you to consider working with us.

We love to work with local companies, we are a small team, so we like to pay visits to all of our corporate supporters and help your staff feel really engaged with the cause they are fundraising and volunteering for.

Contact for more information

Team in front of Low Barns showing charity donation total

Sainsbury's Support our Work

We were delighted to be named as Sainsbury's Charity of the Year in 2018. Staff from the Chilton store raised a fantastic £1394.15 for the Trust and we were very pleased to welcome them to Low Barns to show them how that money will make a huge difference to our work. Please get in touch if you think your company could fundraise for Durham Wildlife Trust.

Support our work

Every £1 we receive from supporters generates £5.32 for wildlife conservation and education from the Tees to the Tyne
- Durham Wildlife Trust

Corporate Volunteering

At Durham Wildlife Trust we have various packages available for companies and organisations that wish to volunteer with us for a day.


Team from EDF Energy during Corporate Volunteering

The team from EDF Energy during their corporate volunteering

What can we do?

Volunteering tasks vary according to the seasons and weather, but could include; painting bird hides, maintaining ditches and ponds, fixing fencing, beach cleans, ragwork, grass cutting, hedge laying, tree planting, woodland management, coppicing or path management.

We can accommodate set dates that you have in mind or we can suggest dates to suit your availability.

We provide a dedicated member of staff and training to support you throughout the day and we provide lunch and refreshments.

How do we sign up? 

In order to ensure we can maintain and sustain our work, there are some costs associated for companies with volunteering of this nature.

We have various corporate volunteering packages to suit your needs. To discuss available options please ring Zoe on 0191 584 3112 or email

Gold Supporters

Silver Supporters

Bronze Supporters

Good for Business & Good for Wildlife



Bronze Silver Gold
Certificate of Support
Listing and hyperlink on the Trust’s website
Acknowledgment at the Trust’s AGM
A digital employee engagement pack
Regular email bulletins and newsletters
Copies of ‘Wildlife Durham’ magazine 3 times a year   ✓ 3 copies  ✓ 6 copies ✓ 10 copies
Listing in magazine  
15 months membership for the price of 12 for employees (annual DD only)  
Press release highlighting your contribution to local nature conservation    
Staff or customer volunteering session on DWT reserve     ✓ (1 day, max 15 people) ✓ (2 days, maximum of 15 people)

Discount on magazine adverts

    ✓ 15% ✓ 25%
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