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Volunteer Opportunities

You can make an active contribution by volunteering with the Trust

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Trust. Without them we would not be able to manage our nature reserves, run our offices effectively or carry out our education work.

Volunteers help us in every aspect of our work. From several days a week to a few times a year, they can choose how much time to give, and all of it is greatly appreciated.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, to find out more about how the Trust is working to protect the county's wildlife and to play your own part in that work. Volunteering enables people to use existing skills and learn new ones, to keep work skills current during a career break or gain experience to get a job. By donating your time to the Trust you can make a positive contribution to the wildlife of Derbyshire.

Other opportunities may exist in the areas below - but please bear in mind that volunteer positions may not always be available.
 

  • Location: Whistlestop Discovery Centre, Dale Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PT

    The Whistlestop Discovery Centre is re-opening, and we need your help!

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  • Assist the Shop Manager in the day to day running of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Charity Shop at Belper.

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    Charity shop volunteer

  • Location: Derbyshire

    The DerwentWISE scheme works to inspire people to access, learn about and take care of the natural and cultural heritage of the Lower Derwent Valley. For this project we’re working in partnership with Accessible Derbyshire, Derbyshire County Council and the Derwent Valley Trust to improve access to the Derwent Valley Heritage Way.

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  • Location: Derbyshire

    Reference: DerwentWISE work party

    Every Wednesday and Friday of each month, the DerwentWISE scheme carries out practical work to improve the biodiversity of local wildlife sites throughout the lower Derwent Valley.

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    DerwentWISE Volunteer Team, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

  • Location: Derbyshire

    Reference: Education volunteer

    To support the work of the education staff volunteers are needed to help take school groups of all ages out onto our nature reserves to carry out practical work and school studies.

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    Fun at The Avenue, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

  • Location: Whistlestop Discovery Centre, Dale Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PT

    Do you have enough energy, enthusiasm and ability to give 2 hours on a Friday, once a fortnight from April to October to help our garden look enticing to wildlife and amazing visitors?

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  • Location: Whistlestop Discovery Centre, Dale Road, Matlock Bath, Matlock DE4 3PT

    Do you know what a G scale indoor model railway is? If so would you like to join other model railway enthusiasts in creating and maintaining a suspended railway in the stunning historic station building at Matlock Bath station?

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  • Location: Derbyshire

    Reference: Reserve Work party volunteers

    Help Derbyshire Wildlife Trust carry out essential maintenance, conservation and recording work across our nature reserves.

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    Reserve work party volunteers

  • Location: Derbyshire

    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a passionate, influential, high performing and well-connected person with legal experience to be part of our Board of Trustees and help drive our vision forward.

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    Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Trustee

  • Location: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's Head Office at Middleton by Wirksworth unless otherwise stated in the role description

    Keep your eyes peeled for the next intake for our new exciting Volunteer Trainee project. It is a rolling 6 month programme where you can learn new skills and gain experience within a friendly environmental organisation. The next intake should be around December/January time. Our voluntary trainee roles are open to anyone wishing to gain that all important 'hands on' experience to offer a competitive edge when applying for jobs. These roles may be part-time or full time, so anything from 2-5 days a week, and can last from 6 - 12 months.

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    DWT Team