Volunteer opportunities

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.

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

Sign up as a volunteer

Complete our diversity monitoring form 

URGENT: Volunteer Support Assistant

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a volunteer to assist with volunteering enquiries, administration and to ensure our volunteers have a great experience while volunteering with us.   

Main duties

  • Monitoring of volunteer email inbox
  • Responding to enquiries in a timely manner
  • Liaising with departments on current volunteering roles
  • Providing brokerage to fit the best role to the right person
  • Supporting staff with new volunteering opportunities
  • Recording volunteer hours for DWT through registers and timesheets
  • Supporting with regular volunteer celebration events

Volunteer Support Assistant

Erewash Conservation Volunteer 

Volunteers are key to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s on-site nature reserve management. As a charity we have minimal staff and in the Erewash Valley. We manage five nature reserves ranging from our large wetland site Erewash Meadows which stretches from Jacksdale to Aldercar, ancient woodland at Mapperley Wood and our 80Ha farm site which we manage with native breed cattle and sheep. 

The role will involve a range of practical tasks which you will complete alongside other volunteers under supervision of a staff member. 

Primarily week days.

Conservation Volunteer - Erewash

North East Derbyshire Conservation Volunteer 

In the North East Derbyshire region we manage six nature reserves ranging from The Avenue Country Park’s 90Ha’s of land consisting of waterways and grassland; our large wetland sites at The Avenue Washlands and Carr Vale; oak woodland at 

North Wingfield; the wooded valleys at Hollinhill and Markland Grips, and Duckmanton Railway Cutting, which is internationally recognised for its geological features. 

The role will involve a range of practical tasks which you will complete alongside other volunteers under supervision of a staff member. 

Primarily week days.

Conservation Volunteer - NE Derbyshire

Derwent Valley Conservation Volunteer 

The work of volunteers are right at the heart of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s on-site management. From implementing reserve management plans to survey and monitoring. Our weekly team of volunteers are helping to restore an Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland (ASNW) rich in history and with awesome views of the Derwent; near Belper, volunteers are maintaining conditions at an important site for overwintering wildfowl; and, at Crich Chase volunteers are managing a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated for its wildflowers and rare grassland fungi. 

The role will involve a range of practical tasks which you will complete alongside other volunteers under supervision of a staff member. 

Primarily week days.

Conservation Volunteer - Derwent Valley

Membership & Admin Volunteer, based at HQ Middleton by Wirksworth 

Main duties 

· Prepare and make up membership packs 

· Provide administrative support to the team 

· Sort Post 

· Database paper survey replies 

· Scan documents to Share Point 

· Shred documents 

· Prepare documents as required including: typing, printing & copying 

Office hours between 9-5, Monday to Friday, flexible to suit.

Membership and Admin Volunteer

Relief Volunteer Driver 

This post is a part time role, supporting the commercial team by providing relief cover to our existing volunteer driver in case of holiday or sickness. 

We are also hoping to expand our ability to offer home collections of charity shop donations, and this post will be essential in providing an increased frequency of collections. 

This post is of valuable support to our commercial operations, as the distribution of stock across the area is crucial to help us to raise funds to protect local wildlife. 

Flexible between 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Sunday 

Vehicle provided.

Relief Volunteer Driver

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

Stockroom Assistant, Bakewell Charity Shop 

Are you a keen rummager who likes things neat and tidy? Then we need your help to sort the donations we receive and organise them into categories. Whether you are a lover of vintage clothing, beautiful bric-a-brac or just fancy the company of other volunteers then the sort room is the place to be. 

Flexible between 9.00am – 5.00pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Volunteer Stockroom Assistant

Shop floor/ Sales Assistant Belper 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 Monday- Saturday

Retail Assistant - Belper

Volunteer Support Assistant, based at HQ Middleton by Wirksworth 

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a volunteer to assist with volunteering enquiries, administration and to ensure our volunteers have a great experience while volunteering with us. 

Flexible Monday – Friday 9-5pm

Volunteer Support Assistant

Wild Wellbeing Assistant Volunteer

We are working hard to ensure everyone in Derbyshire gets the chance to experience and benefit from nature. This role will support a number of health and wellbeing activities for young people, local communities, voluntary and community sector organisations and NHS partners. It will also support the development of a green prescribing model to deliver nature based activities for improved physical and mental health. 

Activities can include nature craft, bushcraft, mindfulness activities, wildlife gardening, and wildlife spotting. 

Various locations across Derbyshire, flexible hours.

Wild Wellbeing Assistant

Wilder Engagement Volunteer 

We want 1 in 4 people to be inspired to care for nature - so we are aiming to increase diversity and connect with new audiences, develop innovative community and schools programmes, and improve connection to nature and wellbeing. 

Whether you want to volunteer alongside tots, school children, young people or adults we organise activities, events, and sessions for all ages. From Nature Tots to youth social action, to school and community events, together we can make a wilder future for all. 

Location: Various across Derbyshire 

Time commitment: Flexible

Wilder Engagement Volunteer

Wildlife Gardening Team Volunteer, Whistlestop, Matlock Bath 

Assist the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Commercial Development team and specifically the Retail Development Manager (RDM) with the development and maintenance of our visitor centre grounds: 

· Pruning, watering and generally maintaining the wildlife garden 

· General tidying of the classroom garden and pond area 

· Carrying out some weeding 

· Keeping paths and walkways clear 

Flexible from April to October.

Wildlife Gardening Volunteer

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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