Available volunteer areas

Volunteer opportunities

Bakewell shop launch, Jacky Swift 

Want to know more about the volunteer roles we have available?

Whether you already know that you want to work outdoors or that you want to gain more experience working in our office, you can see all the volunteer area opportunities we have available below.

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Reserve work

Come and get dirty with us!

There's nothing better than working in the great outdoors with a group of like minded people, especially in some of the most picturesque areas of Derbyshire.

Whether you want to learn some traditional countryside skills, like coppicing or fencing, or just want to get out in the fresh air and burn up some energy through scrub clearance or pulling up invasive plants like balsam or ragwort, our practical conservation programme offers something for everyone.

Work varies throughout the seasons - check out our latest programme below to see what is coming up in the next few weeks. 

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We are working hard to ensure everyone in Derbyshire gets the chance to experience nature.

Whether you want to work alongside babies, tots, kids, teens or grown ups we organise hundreds of events and activities every year.

From Nature Tots to Wild Wednesdays to school and community events, together we can make a wilder future for all.

Our events programme is full and varied - check out the latest things we have going on at the moment.

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Membership and Admin

From data-input and archiving to preparing welcome packs for our new members -  working here you would be enabling the team to be more effective as a whole, meaning we can raise extra vital funds for local wildlife.

If you fancy doing something awesome for nature, where a boiled kettle is never far away, then we’d love to hear from you. 

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Love wildlife and want to volunteer at one of our charity shops?  We have some great opportunities to get hands on and work in one of our three stores in Bakewell, Belper or Derby!

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Events and Marketing

Come and help us deliver our awesome marketing plan for Wildside Festival. From Producing festival promotional content, videos, blogs, editorial to contributing the festival’s social media accounts. We have lots that needs to be done in our small but creative team.

If you fancy doing something awesome for nature, where a boiled kettle is never far away, then we’d love to hear from you. 

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Volunteer traineeships

Our trainee scheme is an excellent opportunity to spend up to a year working alongside our team and volunteers, developing key professional skills to help take that first step in to your chosen career.

Trainee  placements require anywhere between 2-5 days a week and can last between 6 months to 12 months, which will be agreed upon from the onset of the trainee role, there are a variety of roles available across a diverse range of teams.

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Your details will be held on Derbyshire Wildlife Trust's database and will be used for the purpose of supporting and informing you as a volunteer. We never pass your details to third parties.
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