Volunteer

Get hands-on with conservation in Shropshire

Gain skills
Meet new people
Look after a wild space
Have fun!

We depend on the support of over 550 volunteers to protect Shropshire's landscape.

Whether you have an hour a week, a day or a week to give, you will be joining hundreds of people who volunteer to protect and  enhance the local environment. 

Please take a look at some of our featured volunteering opportunities below and if you are interested in any of these you can fill in an enquiry form. Alternatively, if you would like to talk to us first to find out more about volunteering then you can book onto one of our monthly volunteering sessions below.

Featured opportunities

FtB Ray

Feed the Birds

Feed the Birds is a ground breaking project being funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and the Garfield Weston Foundation. It aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness by connecting volunteers with someone in their local community to undertake weekly visits to feed the birds. 

  • Find out more about the project, see our webpage here.
  • Download a role description below for more information.
  • If you would like to be involved fill in the enquiry form below and email it to Diane Monether- dianem@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk
    Kirsty The Cut shop

    Visitor Centre

    If you would prefer to volunteer in the warmth (!) then we require support in our visitor centre in Shrewsbury, to engage with the public and ensure our shop looks fabulous all year round! There is a role description below. If you are interested in this opportunity please fill in the enquiry form and email it to Nush- nushn@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

    Work parties

    Work parties with Shropshire Wildlife Trust

    We run weekly work parties acros Shropshire, carrying out practical tasks such as hedgelaying, fencing and scrub clearance to manage our nature reserves. These are full day work parties, with transport available from Shrewsbury. 

    To find out where we go and what we do you can download our programme below.

    We recruit for practical work parties on nature reserves between September and February.

    If you haven't volunteered with a work party before, please book on to our volunteer information session. Please note that you will be required to attend an induction session as well with our reserves team before attending a work party. 

    If you have been along before, then you can book yourself onto a work party by telephoning 01743 284281 and leaving a message or by sending an email to clived@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk and garethe@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk. This ensures we have transport available for you if required and enough equipment for everyone!

    Local branches and affiliated groups

    Our local branches are also a great place for volunteering on a work party or getting involved with the committee to organise and promote events and walks. There may be one close to where you live! To find your nearest local branch click here. If you would like to volunteer with a branch you will need to attend one of our monthly volunteering information sessions, so please do book on. 

    Our affiliated groups may have opportunities for you as well. Please click here to take a look at what they can offer and if interested contact them directly.

    Aged 11 - 24?

    If you are aged 11-24 then we have specific opportunities for you as part of our Growing Confidence project! We run monthly hands on work parties across Shropshire with transport available for you from Shrewsbury. You could also get involved with our new youth forum, giving young people a voice to raise their concerns and grill societies leaders.

    You can also find out more about work experience and our University placement scheme.

    To see all our opportunities for young people, click here.

    Other volunteering across Shropshire

    There are lots of other organisations that run work parties across Shropshire and Telford. For all these opportunities and contact information please download the list below.

    Find out more

    If you would like to find out more about Shropshire WIldlife Trust, what we do and gain an overview of volunteering you can book onto an information session through the link below. 

    If you have booked on please fill in and bring along the volunteer information form below.

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