Practical volunteering

Practical volunteering

Location: Various locations across Derbyshire , see programme

Volunteering at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 

*It is with regret that we will be cancelling some of our volunteer work parties in line with government advice. Please contact the Reserves Manager to see if the event you are interested in is still running.*

Join us for a day of practical volunteering and help restore Derbyshire's wild spaces.

Position details


Any Day

Contact details

Call our office on 01773 881188.

Or contact the volunteer group leader for your chosen day - contact details on the back of this season's programme.

Volunteer work party programme 2021 - coming soon

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. 

Practical volunteering programme

Volunteering, Matthew Roberts 

Some FAQ's

Where do we meet?

Most of the time you will meet at the agreed location in the work programme.

You can however get a lift with one of the team from our HQ in Middleton if you arrange it in advance. 

What times do the sessions run?

The day starts at 9.30am to 4.30pm. 

Do I need to tell anyone I'm coming?

Yes please!

Contact the group leader for the session you would like to attend - their details on the back of the programme.

That way we know how many tools and biscuits to bring! 

What should I bring?

Just yourself - your packed lunch, a flask of hot tea (or coffee!) and your waterproofs! 

Be sure to wear suitable footwear too. 

Will you teach me what to do?

Of course! 

Just pop along and see what we are all about. We'll provide all the tools and training you will need. Before you know it you'll be an expert!

Apply today

Volunteering with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust 

The advice I was given when I first started volunteering still holds good.
Do not get separated from your lunch!
Andrew Cooper
Trust volunteer

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