Volunteering with us is 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 email@example.com or call us on 0114 263 4335. You can also find Volunteer Work Days and Reserve Advisory Group/User Forum meetings coming up near you on our events page.
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 email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to us at:
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
37 Stafford Road
Read on for more on the opportunities available, including practical conservation volunteering, office or events-based volunteering and opportunities for corporate groups to get involved.
New opportunity: Volunteer – Learning Support Mentor
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust have an exciting volunteering opportunity available. We are looking for a Volunteer Learning Support Mentor for our Working for Nature Project for approximately three hours per week, on Thursday or Friday afternoons. We would ideally like someone who can commit to a six month period.
Working for Nature is a 4.5-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund designed to provide work-based traineeships in natural heritage. The project is a partnership based on three Wildlife Trusts: Sheffield & Rotherham, Nottinghamshire and led by Derbyshire.
We are looking for someone who can support our trainees, some of whom have English as their second language, to complete their Level 2 Diploma in Conservation. The role will involve supporting trainees to help with and instruct on grammar, sentence construction, spelling and punctuation.
• Support trainees with written work to achieve a Level 2 City & Guilds Diploma
• Help with spelling, grammar, and vocabulary on written tasks
• Good standard of English
• Teaching/mentoring experience
• Ability to speak a second language would be useful
• Ability to use IT packages, including Microsoft Word
• Able to work effectively on own initiative and as a member of a team
• Personable and sociable
For more information please contact Chris Bates, Training Officer – Working for Nature Project, on 0114 263 4335 or email email@example.com
To apply please download the volunteer application form at the bottom of the page and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a wide range of practical conservation volunteering opportunities suitable for anyone, regardless of experience or availability – as long as you’re passionate!
- Volunteer Work Days, held monthly at our nature reserves across Sheffield and Rotherham. They are the perfect option for those looking for less of a commitment, and a great way to get some fresh air, get closer to wildlife, and help improve our local green spaces. Take a look at our events page for a Volunteer Work Day near you.
- Practical conservation volunteering with our Monday to Friday team, for those looking to join a regular group and commit to volunteering on a regular basis. For more information email email@example.com or call us on 0114 263 4335.
- Voluntary Assistant roles, such as Volunteer Land Management Assistant and Volunteer Community Wildlife Ranger, for those with some experience, looking to make a bigger commitment and gain practical experience or start developing a career in the environmental sector. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0114 263 4335.
Our volunteers are a friendly, welcoming bunch and the Trust’s knowledgeable, supportive staff will be on site to welcome you.
Other volunteering roles
- Reserve Advisory Group and User Forum meetings, which local residents can attend to find out more about how the Trust manages its nature reserves, ask questions and give input. We love to hear your opinions and ideas, so keep an eye on our events page for the next meeting taking place near you. For more information email email@example.com or call us on 0114 263 4335.
- Office-based or events-based volunteering, for those who would like to help out with administrative tasks in the office, or offer support at local events or help us to raise much-needed funds. We’re looking for people who are organised, friendly, outgoing and helpful, and can offer as many or as few hours as you like. We’re happy to work around the time commitment volunteers are prepared to make. This is a great way to gain experience and make new friends. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0114 263 4335.
- Volunteer Living Landscape Assistant roles, based at our head office, for those willing to volunteer with us for two to three days a week for a minimum of three months. This opportunity may suit those with a placement requirement as part of a university course, and will include assisting the Nature Reserve Managers in the delivery of management plans for each reserve, including helping set up and deliver projects and funding bids. There are also opportunities to help the Community Wildlife Rangers and get involved with practical conservation. For more information email email@example.com or call us on 0114 263 4335.
- Data for Nature volunteers – coming soon!
Corporate groups, groups 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 offer nature-themed workshops, bushcraft experiences or corporate team-building days to suit your requirements. Contact Chris Grice on firstname.lastname@example.org with your group’s details, including numbers, available dates, and the type of experience you’re looking for, and we’ll sort out the perfect team event for you!
Alternatively, if your company joins Sheffield & 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 membership page for more.
For more conservation volunteer opportunities visit conservationjobs.co.uk