It's time to get hands on

Volunteering, Matthew Roberts 

45 Reserves
650 Volunteers
65 Upcoming events
1,000 's of biscuits!
The advice I was given when I first started volunteering still holds good.
Do not get separated from your lunch!
Andrew Cooper
Trust volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Trust. Without you we would not be able to manage our nature reserves and restore Derbyshire's wild spaces, we wouldn't be able to run our charity shops effectively or carry out our important education work. Volunteers really do help us in every aspect of our work. 

From several days a week to a few hours a month, you can choose how much time to give, and all of it is greatly appreciated.

There are so many ways you can help...

Practical volunteering

Come and get dirty with us!

Volunteering at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 


Get hands on

Hope Forest School

Membership & Admin

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Volunteer Retail Opportunities

How to be a hero

Bakewell shop counter, Jacky Swift 

Events & Marketing

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Woodside Festival signage

Voluntary Traineeships

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(C) Sam Willis

Get started...

To start volunteering please choose which role you would like above and complete the form on that page. 

You will then be sent a confirmation email and further guidance to get you started as a volunteer. In some cases we may ask to meet you for an informal chat, during which we can discuss your expectations and availability.

We can't wait to meet you!

Volunteer's Area

Volunteer Resources

Volunteering at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 

Our trainee schemes

We also offer two types of volunteer trainee schemes - where you can spend 6 - 12 months getting a behind the scenes look at conservation and a chance to learn all the skills you need to help you get ahead in the jobs market. Find out more...

Volunteer trainee scheme

Get behind the scenes

Learning how to survey, Matthew Roberts

Working for Nature programme

Applications open

Field scabious, Kaite Helps 

Why volunteer?

Fun, friendship, fitness and finding hidden talents! Volunteering for wildlife has so much to offer! 

Plus, it's really good for your health and wellbeing - need convincing? Read all about it...

Andy's story

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Andy Moon 

Marian's story

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Water vole, Cromford Canal, Ian Wilson

Andrew's story

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Andrew Cooper 

We love our volunteers!

Last year we gave you thousands of biscuits and hundreds of cups of tea and in return you put in 6,204 days to help us restore and protect Derbyshire’s wildlife and wild spaces and inspire thousands of people to love it as much as you do - thank you!

All our lives are better when they're a bit wild
The Wildlife Trusts

Volunteering with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 

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