Volunteer opportunities

Andy Moon and his team

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 apply via the form below and complete our Diversity Monitoring form below and we’ll get you started!

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Volunteer Reserve Warden

Could you spare a couple of hours a week as you walk around to help us look after our nature reserves? We are looking for people to join a team of Volunteer Wardens to play an important role in becoming the eyes and ears of our nature reserves, checking these sites and reporting issues. Some reserves may have opportunities to become involved in seasonal wildlife surveying and monitoring. Full training will be provided.

Click below for full role description:

Please note we have currently paused recruitment for Wardens in the  Derwent Valley area. All other locations are still available.

Volunteer Livestock Warden

The welfare of our livestock is of paramount importance to us, and we are looking for committed volunteers to help us with the daily checking of the animals, to ensure that they are healthy and well-cared for.

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Practical Land Management Volunteer

Assisting Derbyshire Wildlife Trust staff and lead volunteers to carry out practical land management tasks on both Trust nature reserves and other lands. This could include habitat management and infrastructure work to develop Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s living landscapes in multiple areas of Derbyshire. No previous experience is required.

Click below for full role description & to apply:

Please note we have currently paused recruitment for Land Management volunteers in the Derwent Valley area. All other locations are still available.

Wild Talks Volunteer

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.

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School Visits Engagement Volunteer

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

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 will be managed by volunteer custodians whose role is to ensure that visitors have as enjoyable a time as possible. No previous experience is necessary, just a bit of local knowledge and enthusiasm about the Derwent area.

Role Description

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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