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Volunteer update September 2020

Our staff are now returning from furlough and we are resuming some of our usual activities, including an events programme with some outdoor walks and practical conservation days for under 25's.

However with the current social distancing restrictions in place and more staff home working we are not in a position to recruit any new volunteers - we do not have the opportunities available currently.

We hope to be able to welcome all our new and existing volunteers back as soon as it is safe to do so and we are working on the best way to achieve this. We will continue to assess the situation and will update this page accordingly.

We have kept the information below on the page so you can see the opportunities that we usually offer. 

Please do not contact us about these as we are not able to process any applications. 

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 please 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.

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 a monthly information session. 

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