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

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

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.  

Marine Volunteers

Volunteers are always needed to help with our Living Seas projects. We are currently looking for volunteers for our Marine Strandings Network, recording stranded marine animals found washed up around our coasts.

Volunteers are also needed to help with Seasearch diving surveys, Shoresearch surveys of our shorelines and with our Seaquest Southwest programme of recording marine wildlife from sea watches. 

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