Volunteer for wildlife
Durham Wildlife Trust has lots of exciting opportunities for volunteering. We are always looking for willing volunteers who share our passion for wildlife, conservation and broadening awareness. As a volunteer you can play an integral role in what we do, it is also a wonderful way to socialise and become part of an invaluable team.
If you have any questions you can ring us on 0191 584 3112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk you through the different roles that we have available.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Durham Wildlife Trust. We have changed how we work in response to COVID-19 so we can continue to deliver for nature, but while we are working to re-engage and bring back our existing volunteers, we are currently unable to take on new (task) volunteers.
Events and Education Volunteering
Education Team Volunteer
Help us to provide opportunities for children and families to explore wildlife and discover more about our natural environment. View the role description for more information.
Contact 0191 5843112 or email@example.com to find out more.
Education volunteer role description:
Visitor Centre Volunteer
There are three main tasks that Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre Volunteers assist us in delivering: helping to maintain the buildings, ensuring the site is well presented and supporting events and activities at Rainton Meadows. View the role description for more information.
Visitor Centre Volunteer Role Description:
Reception and Administration Volunteer
As a reception and administration volunteer you will help us give a warm welcome to all our visitors and provide vital admin support.
Reception and Administration Volunteer Role Description:
Low Barns Ambassador Volunteer
Our Low Barns ambassadors provide a warm welcome and friendly helpful customer service to visitors.
Low Barns Ambassador Volunteer Role Description:
Site Warden Volunteer
Bring your passion for wildlife and conservation and join our volunteer team at Durham Wildlife Trust as a Volunteer Reserve Warden.
Site Warden Volunteer Role Description:
Task Force Volunteer
As a Trust Task Force Volunteer at Durham Wildlife Trust you will get involved in practical habitat management.
Task Force Volunteer Role Description:
Land of Oak & Iron Woodland Volunteer
Get involved in practical habitat management as a Land of Oak & Iron Woodland Volunteer.
Land of Oak & Iron Woodland Volunteer Role Description:
Task Volunteer – Heart of Durham
The Heart of Durham Project is a partnership organisation with Northumbrian Water. Bring your passion for wildlife and conservation and join our volunteer team.
Task Volunteer – Heart of Durham Role Description:
Pony Warden Volunteer
Our Exmoor ponies are the most valuable members of our conservation team. Our pony wardens support us by regularly checking in on the ponies and reporting any problems - full details are in the below role description.
Pony Warden Volunteer Role Description
Please note: volunteers must be over 18 years old or over, or accompanied by parent /guardian if under 18 years.
Why volunteer with us?
Our volunteers play such an important part in our work at Durham Wildlife Trust.
We have a lovely volunteering culture and we really value feedback from our volunteers so we can improve and learn.
Our volunteer Forum meet quarterly and discuss all sorts of issues, including planning volunteer celebrations, celebrating highlights, finding out about new projects and discussing anything that interests our volunteers.
Volunteer Development Group
This is a group of volunteers who have put themselves forward to help Durham Wildlife Trust to shape best practice in volunteer retention and recruiment. Helping us to improve our volunteer experience and make the most of opportunities with volunteers.