Volunteer with us!

Sheffield Wildlife Trust Volunteers, Beth ClarkVolunteers on one of our reserves, Beth Clark

Whether it’s practical conservation on our nature reserves, helping organise environmental education events or working in our offices, volunteers are vital to our work.

We provide access to training and development and volunteer expenses and it’s a great way to gain skills and experience in conservation or simply contribute to the protection and enhancement of wildlife in your local area.

We welcome enquiries from anyone across the local community, regardless of background or experience. For more information about any of the roles here please contact volunteering@wildsheffield.com or our HR team on 0114 263 4335.

If you are interested in applying for any of our regular volunteering opportunities just complete the application form at the bottom of the page, and either post it to us at Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust HQ, 37 Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF or email it to volunteering@wildsheffield.com

If you have a group of work colleagues who want to get out and get closer to nature, see the section on Corporate Groups here.


Current Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Work Days

Volunteer Work Days are an opportunity to join one of our projects, spending the day doing practical conservation work. They are a great way to help us look after our fantastic nature reserves, as well as get some healthy exercise and meet some wonderful people! 

We undertake a variety of tasks including vegetation management, fence repairs and access improvements. Everyone is welcome, no experience is needed and we will provide equipment and training. Come along for the whole day or just for an hour or two. 

Keep an eye on our Whats on page for a work day near you, or come along to one of our Volunteer Taster Days to try it out! For more information email nature.reserves@wildsheffield.com  or  call 0114 263 4335. 

Volunteer Assistant Roles

We are looking for the following conservation volunteers:
• Volunteer Land Management Assistant
• Volunteer Community Wildlife Ranger


These roles would suit people who are keen to engage in practical conservation management and ranger roles. They require some commitment but are a great way to get practical experience or to start developing a career in the environment sector. Click here for more information.


Wild at Heart Volunteers

Are you wild at heart? Would you like to help support older adults to take up new wildlife related interests and hobbies and meet new people? Wild at heart is an exciting programme of activity which has been running for over 4 years to encourage older adults to take up a hobby or interest by engaging in the natural environment on a regular basis.

We would like someone to commit to at least half a day a week, some sessions will be run in the community Longley, Lowedges and around the S2 area and also in Clifton Park in Rotherham. If you would like to apply for this opportunity please download and complete the volunteer application form or telephone 0114 2634335 to speak to Lynn or for more information Jenny King Wild at Heart Project Officer 

Other Assistant roles

Bluebells, Tom MarshallAre you enthusiastic and cheerful? Could you volunteer to assist and support us at local events, or help us to raise funds?

We’re looking for people who are organised, friendly, outgoing and helpful, Offer as many or as few hours as you like. We’re happy to work around the time commitment volunteers are prepared to make. These are good ways to gain experience and make new friends.

Click here for more information

Reserve Advisory Group and Users Forum Meetings

Reserve advisory groups and Users forums are regular meetings of local residents and other interested groups, who meet to discuss and influence how the Trust manages each of its nature reserves. You can go along and find out more about how the Trust manages each reserve, hear the issues and be part of the decision making processes.

We love to hear your opinions and ideas! Keep and eye on What's On for the next meeting taking place near you. Dates to be confirmed for 2018 meetings. For further information contact Nature Reserves Manager on: 0114 263 4335.

Corporate groups

If you have a group of work colleagues who are passionate about the wildlife and natural environment of Sheffield and Rotherham and would like to celebrate by getting a little closer to nature, we would love to arrange a nature-themed workshop, bushcraft experience or corporate team-building day to suit your requirements.

Contact Chris Grice on C.grice@wildsheffield.com with your details - numbers, available dates, etc - and we'll sort out the perfect team event for you.

Alternatively - if your company joins Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust as a corporate member, a team event for your staff may be one of the range of benefits you receive. See our corporate support page.

For more conservation volunteer opportunitiesvisit conservationjobs.co.uk


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