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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 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 email it to email@example.com or post it to us at:
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
37 Stafford Road
If you have a group of work colleagues who would like to get out and closer to nature, see the section on Corporate Groups.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteer Living Landscapes
We are looking for volunteers to assist the Living Landscapes Manager in the management of our nature reserves in Sheffield, Rotherham, and the Peak District. Preferably we are looking for someone to volunteer for a minimum of 3 months up to a year for 2 – 3 days or more a week. This opportunity may suit you if you have a placement requirement as part of your university course.
This 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 and there are also opportunities to help the Community Wildlife Ranger and get involved with practical conservation.
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.
Take a look at our events 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 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. Email us at email@example.com or call 0114 263 4335 for more information.
Other Assistant roles
Are 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.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 our Nature Reserves Manager on 0114 263 4335.
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 email@example.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 & 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