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 


Seaquest Southwest Coordinator Volunteer

An exciting new work placement opportunity has arisen within Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas marine team to assist with the Seaquest Southwest Project.
This volunteer role will assist the Marine Conservation Officer with delivering public friendly events, supporting and training Seaquest volunteers to carry our Seaquest surveys, managing data and creating the project outputs, reports and media

We are looking for a seasonal volunteer post is part-time between 1 to 3 days a week with flexible hours, for a minimum of 3 months. The volunteer can work both at our HQ near Truro and from home. The role includes some evening and weekend work. A job share will be considered.

Experience of working with people and co-ordinating volunteers is required, with strong communication skills and confident public-speaking skills essential.

Application Deadline : 12pm Sunday 3rd February
Period : Spring / Summer 2019 (Ideally we are looking for someone who can commit up to 3 days a week including some weekends)

Job description and application form available on request at Seaquest@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk


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

Join Team Green! This year we are setting up a brand new volunteer team to help spread the word about Cornwall Wildlife Trust and get fundraising fo rour local wildlife and wild places. See below for fundraising oppportunities.

For queries or full role descriptions about the roles below please contact: Isabella.Hawkes@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk T: 01872302284

Ad-Hoc hours best suited to someone with flexible diary

We are looking for volunteers to represent Cornwall Wildlife Trust at genereal talks with local community groups, businesses and at fundraising events. We need someone who is confident, sociable, and a proud supporter of Cornwall Wildlife yrust! Vehical and driving license ideal.

Distribution Administration
1 day a week, long term if possible

Can you help us contact, record and update our records for our Charity Calendar and Collection Boxes? If you are computer literate, confident making business calls, and you're happy to work in an office environmental; this role is for you!

Flexible hours suited to volunteers availability

Want to support Cornwall Wildlife Trust in your local area? This flexible volunteer role will help distribute calendars and collection boxes in your local community. Must be confident speaking to new people, and have your own car and driving license.

Fundraising Events Assistant
Ad-Hoc hours best suited to someone with a flexible diary

A fun opportunity to help us prepare, set-up and attend our fundraising events across Cornwall. Vehicle required; travel expenses covered. Role will include counting sotck, putting together fundraising and helping on the day if possible.

General Assistant
1 to 2 days a week

Would you like to join our Fundraising department? We are looking for volunteers to help with the day-to-day work which can include fundraising events, distributing collection boxes and assisting with calendar sales. This role is based at our HQ in Allet.

Location Mapping
1 day a week, at HQ or remotely

Do you have good knowledge of your local area, town or parish? We are looking for volunteers who can help map out potential businesses to stock our calendars or collection boxes. Activities will include recording local businesses, updating spreadsheets and approaching potential businesses should you feel comfortable doing so.

Money Counter
Ad-Hoc hours best suited to someone with a flexible diary

Help us count the totals from our fundraising events and donations! We are looking for someone with good numeracy that would enjoy helping in a friendly office environment.

In-House Open Gardens Assistant
Friday and Monday April - September

Join our most successful volunteer team! This role is based at our HQ in Allet and includes preparing stock, printing and laminating posters and counting up totals following the event.

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.