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.
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:
Become a Trustee of Avon Wildlife Trust
We want to build a diverse and inclusive Board that reflects the membership and communities that we serve. So if you are over 18, and would like to use your skills and experience at Board level to help us help wildlife, then we would love to hear from you.
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 supports local landowners to create and restore species-rich stepping stones through the landscape for wildlife, people and livestock, across the county.
Thursdays, meeting at 9.15am.
Wild City Action Team
Our Wild City Action Team are working to help manage the diverse range of 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.
Every Tuesday and one Saturday a month, 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 Tasks July-Sept 2019
We have groups that meet regularly on our nature reserves at Brown's Folly (Monday) (currently full), Hellenge and Purn Hill (Tuesday), Willsbridge Valley (Tuesday) (currently full), Folly Farm (Thursday) (currently full). Avon Wildlife Trust no longer run a Brandon Hill practical group but the Friends of Brandon Hill do still undertake practical work in the area. Gordano Valley Group meets one Sunday per month.
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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 email@example.com 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