Volunteer opportunities

We currently have the following volunteer opportunities

Land-based conservation volunteer opportunities

Full-time nature reserves volunteers - recruiting at various times

Support the work of the Mid and West Cornwall Reserves Officers and develop your knowledge and skills in practical habitat and reserve management. Become one of the team of full time volunteers working both independently and alongside staff out on our nature reserves. You’ll benefit from a training package to meet your needs including theory and vocational courses, qualifications in chainsaw, tractor, first aid, brushcutter and pesticides.

A passion for nature conservation, a commitment of 12 months, and a full UK driving licence are essential.
Previous experience and a relevant qualification desirable.

If you have any queries about the role please email Rich Moore or call (01872) 240777 ex. 260.


Upstream Thinking Volunteers:

Wild Penwith (Tuesdays) Wild Cober (Thursdays) Fal Reservoirs Volunteers (Thursdays)

We have 3 friendly, well-equipped, remote-location groups working towards cleaner water and improved homes for wildlife in the Penzance to St. Just, Camborne to Helston, and Falmouth areas. Learn new skills – get some fresh air and exercise – make new contacts – find some new interests – improve a CV – all while helping your local wildlife. 9.45 - 3pm. Photo gallery on Twitter: @CornwallNature #WildPenwith #WildCober

To join in please contact:
Penwith and Camborne to Helston area: david.may@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk M: 07920 816020. T: 01872 302274
Falmouth Area: Beth Cross bcross@swlakestrust.org.uk M: 07872 194812

 


Wild Allet Volunteers: (Wednesdays)

Located mainly at our Allet headquarters, with facilities, we are a friendly, well-equipped group working around our beautiful grounds and nearby nature reserves. Learn new skills – get some fresh air and exercise – make new contacts – find some new interests – improve a CV – all while helping your local wildlife. 9.45 – 3pm.

To join in please contact:
E: david.may@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk M: 07920 816020. T: 01872 302274
Photo gallery on Twitter: @CornwallNature #WildAllet


Volunteer with Living Seas Marine Projects

The CWT Living Seas projects relay on dedicated long term volunteers and we are always needed to help with our Living Seas projects.

We are contantly looking for volunteers for our Marine Strandings Network, recording stranded marine animals found washed up around our coasts in partnership with the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP).

Are you a qualified diver based in Cornwall? Get involved with Seasearch Cornwall to conduct diving surveys and help collect vital information about our sea life. Or anyone can get involved Shoresearch Cornwall surveys of our shorelines and with our Seaquest Southwest looking for marine wildlife from  cliff tops all around the coast.

Additionally Cornwall Wildlife Trust support the Your Shore Network of local marine conservation groups who offer volunteering opportuities all around Cornwall.

Please visit the Living Seas section of the website for more details 

 

Marine Strandings Network are looking for volunteers to join the Strandings Hotline team

Do you have a little spare time? Would you like to make a meaningful contribution to marine citizen science and conservation? The Marine Strandings Network are looking for volunteers to join the Strandings Hotline Coordinator team.

The MSN Hotline Coordinator will act as the liaison between the public reporting a stranding to us by calling our Strandings Hotline. They then call one of the MSN trained volunteers to go out and record the animal on the beach.
We are ideally looking for volunteers who can commit medium to long term, working from home, maximum one day a week. We are very interested in hearing from you if you could be available to help on cover the hotline every second Friday. But we’re also very interested in volunteers who could help cover odd days when others are on holiday.
All phone and internet expenses can be paid for, and full training will be given before you start and full support throughout.

Anyone interested are welcome to discuss the role, please contact Niki Clear via email or phone: niki.clear@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk | 01872 302230 


Volunteering with Open Gardens 

Open Gardens Volunteer Coordinator


An exciting opportunity to join our Open Gardens team as one of the main coordinators. This scheme sees some of Cornwall’s most beautiful gardens open to fundraise for Cornwall Wildlife Trust. You would be joining a team of three existing Volunteer Coordinators and the role includes researching and approaching new gardens as well as organising and coordinating events throughout the season – April to September. Own vehicle essential, travel paid. 

Open Gardens Volunteers

Volunteers wanted to join our Open Gardens team and help the Volunteer Coordinators at garden events throughout Cornwall. Various jobs include helping with entry gate, car parking, manning the Trust shop and serving tea and cake! Own vehicle essential, travel paid. 

For further information and a full job description please contact:
chris.betty@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk T: 01872 302235 M: 07814 457265


Community Fundraising Opportunities

Calendar Distributors

This is a mobile role to help us expand the locations of our Charity Calendar. We are looking for volunteers in the north of Cornwall: Wadebridge/Padstow up to Bude/Launceston. We are also looking for volunteers in the Penzance and Lizard areas. Volunteers must have a full UK driving license. The hours of this role are flexible around the best fit of the volunteer.

For further information and full role description please contact: Isabella.Hawkes@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk T: 01872302284

Donation Box Distributors

We are excited to have the chance to expand the locations of our donation boxes. We are looking for a trustworthy and mobile volunteer who deliver and return can premise agreements and donation boxes to new locations across Cornwall. Volunteers will be fully inducted in how to handle and transport donation boxes. Donation points should be checked every 6 months, so this role is ideally a long term volunteer position. Hours of this role are flexible to best suit the volunteer, and a full UK driving license is required.

For further information and full role description please contact: Isabella.Hawkes@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk T: 01872302284

Charity of the Year Researchers

The fundraising team are hoping to build a dedicated team of volunteers who can assist on our new Charity of the Year project. Researchers will need to be computer literate; able to research, record and contact potential Charity of the Year applications. This role has opportunity to expand and become a more forward-facing role, including doing talks and attending events in order to show our support for Charity of the Year hosts. Initially this role can start as one or two days a week; ideally Tuesday and Thursday and will be based at our Headquarters in Allet.


For further information and full role description please contact: Isabella.Hawkes@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk T: 01872302284

Online Fundraising Microsite Builder

This is an exciting new role to help move our fundraising to the digital age! We are looking for a computer-savvy volunteer who can help expand our brand awareness and fundraising by developing microsites on our various online fundraising platforms. Volunteers must be computer literate and available on either a Tuesday or a Thursday.

For further information and full role description please contact: Isabella.Hawkes@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk T: 01872302284


Wildlife Watch Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers wanted to help run events

Wildlife Watch is Cornwall Wildlife Trust's junior membership branch and attracts some of the most committed volunteers in the Trust. Wildlife Watch relies upon a dedicated team of volunteers. Would you like to be one of them? Please email Jo Avor to find out more. 


Events Volunteers

If you have a few hours a month to spare and enjoy meeting people, perhaps you can help us by attending local community events throughout the year, working on the Trust’s information and sales stand to raise the profile of the Trust.

Person Specification:
•Be an excellent communicator with adults and children alike.
•Be happy to work with the general public.
•Be enthusiastic, positive and professional.
•Be literate and numerate.
•Be in good health as some lifting is required.
•An interest in wildlife would be an advantage.
•Own car and clean driving licence is essential, fuel costs of 20p per mile paid.

All necessary training will be provided – to include information on the Trust’s work and setting up the stand.
If you would like to help us, please contact Carolyn O'Hagan via email or call (01872) 273939 ext 204


Magazine deliverers needed to deliver Wild Cornwall

Are you prepared to hand deliver Cornwall Wildlife Trust's membership magazine Wild Cornwall? This volunteer activity saves us thousands of pounds a year on postage costs, so please contact Andrea Toy, Membership Manager via email or call (01872) 273939.