Volunteering is for everyone
Join our team and become part of a growing community supporting Avon's nature conservation.
From helping out in the office to laying hedges on our nature reserves, there’s a range of ways you can get involved. You'll meet like minded people, gain valuable skills and learn about our native wildlife. Taking part in practical activities in stunning locations is great for your wellbeing too.
*Please note, that due to the Coronavirus situation we are cancelling all volunteering events and activities activities for April and May 2020. This will be on review going forward until the current situation passes. You can stay up to date here.
Meet our volunteers
Hear what some of our amazing volunteers have to say in our video.
Explore our volunteer roles
What kinds of volunteering roles do we offer? All sorts! You could work with all our teams in the following roles:
Our local groups champion wildlife in their neighbourhood. They help look after nature reserves and local wildlife sites, fundraise for Avon Wildlife Trust, and organise wildlife activities like wildlife walks and talks.
Take action for nature - join or start a local group.
Practical Conservation Volunteering
Our practical volunteering groups are vital in helping the Trust to manage our the wild places in our region, including managing our 30 nature reserves for both wildlife and people.
Pollinator Corridors Team (PCT)
The Pollinator Corridors Team (formerly the Grassland Restoration Team) are part of Avon Wildlife Trust’s B-Lines project. B-Lines is a collaborative project that is seeking to create corridors across the landscape, to enable pollinators to move more freely across the landscape. The PCT are working to restore and create species-rich grassland and woodland edge habitat across the former county of Avon, on these B-Lines. Find out more about the B-Lines project here.
When and where: PCT leaves our office at Jacobs Wells Road every Thursday at 9:30am, meeting here at 9:15am.
Sign up for a PCT workday before you arrive by emailing email@example.com and Claire will tell you if there is space.
Wild City Action Team
Our Wild City Action Team are working to help manage the diverse My Wild City local wildlife sites across Bristol. From grassland meadows to deciduous woodland, the group uses a mixture of traditional and modern methods to help maintain some of the best wildlife sites of the city.
For further details about the Wild City Action Team please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to sign up.
Every Tuesday, departing at 9.30am.
Wildlife Action Group (WAG)
Our Wildlife Action Group work across the county doing everything from dry-stone walling on the Mendip Hills to hedge-laying in the Gordano Valley. A vast range of conservation work is undertaken and there's always something new to learn. (Currently full)
Avon Wildlife Trust would like to extend a massive thank you to all the volunteers from this group who have given their time to help create, conserve and protect wildlife habitats across the West of England over the years.
You can see below the tasks the WAG group will be doing over the next three months.
WAG Task Programme Jan-March 2020
We have groups that meet regularly on our nature reserves at Brown's Folly (Monday) (currently full), Dolebury Warren (Monday), Hellenge Hill (Tuesdays) and Purn Hill (Thursdays), Willsbridge Valley (Tuesday) (currently full), Folly Farm (Thursday) (currently full).
Hellenge Hill volunteer group (In the Bleadon, Weston-Super-Mare area) runs 10-2pm on Tuesdays.
Purn Hill volunteer (In the Bleadon, Weston-Super-Mare area) group runs 10-2pm on Thursdays.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Gordano Valley Conservation Group
The Gordano Valley Conservation Group Work meet on selected Sundays at the reserve at 10am and finish between 12.30 and 1pm. See the full list of work days below. We provide all necessary tools and personal protective equipment (PPE).
For further details please contact Sarah Kennedy on 07853 248476 or 01275 817565 If she is unavailable contact the reserves team on 01179177270.
Lower Woods Volunteering Group
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the things you might want to know if you're thinking of volunteering with us
How can I get involved?
Take a look at the online calendar to see what you might be interested in and fill out an enquiry form by clicking the ‘Get involved’ button. If you’re not sure what you’d like to do yet that’s fine, fill in the form and one of the team will get back to you with some suggestions
I have mobility problems, can I still help out?
We have a range of opportunities to suit different needs. , including office based roles and, at times, outdoor roles which require less physical exertion. Please get in touch with us to discuss your needs on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0117 917 7270
Do you provide transport to your sites?
The Pollinator Corridor team, Wildlife Action Group and Wild City Action Group all meet at our head office in Bristol and transport is provided.
Do I need any previous experience?
No, just a willingness to learn!
Want to find out more?
You can call us on 0117 917 7270 or