Volunteer opportunities

Bakewell shop launch, Jacky Swift

Bakewell shop launch, Jacky Swift 

Volunteer opportunities

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.

Once you’ve found the perfect role for you, please complete our Registration and Diversity Monitoring forms and we’ll get you started.

*'We appreciate you taking the time to get in touch and value your support. In order to improve the volunteering experience for volunteers and our staff, we are currently putting a pause on new recruits to allow us time to develop our volunteering strategy. There will still be a few select roles available below due to operational support required. If you would like to be added to our waitlist for future opportunities, please email volunteering@derbyshirewt.co.uk. We thank you for your patience and understanding.'*

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Wild Talks Volunteer *Urgent*

We want 1 in 4 people to be inspired to care and act for nature - so we are aiming to increase diversity and connect with new audiences. We want to tell people about our work and encourage others to get excited and interested in our projects.

We’re looking for great public speakers who will inspire audiences to get involved in our work and generate enthusiasm for our projects. You will respond to requests for talks from a wide range of organisations and groups throughout Derbyshire and be able to give information on our key projects and areas of work.

See Role Description

Community Engagement Volunteer, Chesterfield *Urgent*

Interested in working with the local community in Chesterfield?  Learn more below.

Role Description

School Visits Engagement Volunteer *Urgent*

We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver our school visits at Carsington Water. Volunteers will work in pairs to assist the engagement staff by running pond dipping and minibeast hunting sessions in our outdoor classroom for visiting schools.


Role Description

Trustee for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Do you want to help drive a wilder future for Derbyshire and beyond? 

We are a rapid growing, increasingly influential charity and we are now recruiting for new trustees at a very exciting time. 

We want to bring different ways of thinking to our Board and we strongly encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures who can challenge us to think differently and help us to engage and inspire more people to connect with, and act, for nature. 

Wherever you are now, you will share our deep commitment to creating a wilder future where nature thrives and everyone feels they belong. 

About the role: 

We are currently looking to invite new members to join our Board, to work with existing Trustees and the Trust’s Senior Management Team to lead on the vision and strategic direction of the charity. 

To find out more about this opportunity please download our Trustee Recruitment Pack. 

This is a voluntary role with expenses reimbursed. 

About you: 

We are looking for Board members that have a strong commitment to the Vision of the Trust, the ability to think strategically and creatively and to work effectively in a team with different areas of expertise. 

To maintain our balance of skills and experience on the board we are also keen to hear from applicants who have experience in any of the following areas: 

- Charity regulation and the impact of operations, including implementing best practice. 

- Leading the development and implementation of digital strategies including data management. 

- Leading or instigating public campaigns for an organisation. 

- Working in the health and wellbeing sector or experience of commissioning health services. 

As a trustee, your energy, passion and enthusiasm for nature and wildlife will bring drive and direction to our work. We place equal value on professional and lived experiences from those who wish to champion nature and the role it can play to reconnect our communities with greenspaces. We strive to ensure that our Board is a safe space for trustees, and welcome applications from those who have been underserved and historically excluded from the natural heritage sector. 

How to Apply: 

In the first instance, you can discuss your application informally with the Chief Executive Officer, Jo Smith, on 01773 881 188 or email recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk with any questions. Then, if you wish to continue with your application you should apply via this link and upload a covering letter (no more than two sheets of A4) and a current CV detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.

If you require any adjustments to the application process please contact us on 01773 881 188 or via recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk

The closing date for application is Sunday 13th March 2022.

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Shop floor/ Sales Assistant Bakewell Charity Shop 

Join a friendly team of people in the heart of your own community and be trained to undertake a whole range of activities involved in running a successful charity shop, working towards becoming a lead volunteer and key holder if desired. Learn new skills, build your CV or just meet new people and make new friends. 

Flexible between 9.00am – 5.00pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Retail Assistant - Bakewell

Wilder Communities Engagement Volunteer

We are working hard to ensure everyone in the Derwent catchment has the chance to be involved in improving resilience to flooding in their community. This role will support in in the running of community events, engaging with communities and the collecting of evidence.

Wilder Communities Engagement Volunteer Description

Aqueduct Cottage Custodian

Aqueduct Cottage is staffed by volunteer custodians whose role is to ensure that visitors have as enjoyable a time as possible. We are always looking for more custodians, no previous experience is necessary, just a bit of local knowledge and enthusiasm about the Derwent area.

Learn more

As a volunteer you will have access to our ‘Volunteers’ section on the website where you can find the volunteer agreement, code of conduct, travel expenses claim form, and find out about volunteering news and events.

Keeping in Touch 

Your supervisor will give you information on your role, work tasks and answer any questions or problems you may have. Our website and the volunteering page has information on events, training and news. You can contact our team on 01773 881188 or at volunteering@derbyshirewt.co.uk.  If you would like further info on any of these roles please email us.


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