Volunteering opportunities

Current opportunities. Click on the opportunities to find out more.

Tin collector

Tin collector for Devon Wildlife Trust

Locate new collection tin sites and raise unrestricted funds for DWT from collection tins.


Volunteer Handy Person

To assist with a variety of practical maintenance tasks at Cricklepit Mill. This will be “DIY” type jobs that will help us keep this beautiful listed building looking its best for all of our visitors to enjoy.


Active Neighbourhoods Biodiversity Surveys

The Active Neighbourhoods team along with a host of fantastic volunteers have been improving the habitat diversity and quality of 4 nature reserves in Plymouth. We now need to start surveying the sites to help show what difference this has made for wildlife.

Cricklepit Mill Events Volunteer

Help out at various events at the charity HQ, Cricklepit Mill. These vary from monthly milling demonstration events to high profile family fun days.

Volunteer beaver character and minder

Nora the beaver mascott

Engage and inspire the public at local shows by giving them the opportunity to meet a character beaver and run educational and fun activities.


Wembury Marine Awareness Helpers

Inspire visitors at the Wembury Marine Centre, by leading Rockpool Rambles and helping at events.

Event helpers

Event volunteer stand

Support DWT’s membership recruiters by leading engaging activities from a stall at shows and events.


Seaton Jurassic Volunteers

We are looking for a team of volunteers to be an essential part of the visitor journey at the Seaton Jurassic Centre!

Seaton Jurassic Education Volunteers

Seaton Jurassic volunteers

Help School Groups and the general public learn about the natural heritage of the Jurassic Coast!

Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project

Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project

You can support the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project in a number of different ways. From practical conservation to helping out at events, we have lots of volunteering opportunities to suit all. 


Tell us about your sightings

Surveying for Devon Wildlife Trust

Help Devon Biodiversity Record Centre (DBRC) collect records of wildlife and act as a central reference point about wildlife in Devon. We're interested in all wildlife so suitable for beginners and experts.

Chudleigh Knighton Nest Quest

Events run by external organisation Buglife on DWT Chudleigh Knighton Reserve. Help survey for one of Devon's rarest species, the Narrow Headed Ant.



Active Neighbourhoods Traineeship: Trainee Urban Ranger

Ernsettle Solar Array

Devon Wildlife Trust has a training placement available from 2nd January 2018 for a highly motivated individual with a keen interest in practical conservation and community engagement. For more information, visit our jobs page

Practical conservation work parties 

Andrew's Wood

Andrews wood

Second Thursday of every month starting at 10am. Come and help out at this ever expanding nature reserve. Range of tasks from scrub clearance to coppicing throughout the year.


Meeth Quarry

Meeth Quarry DWT

Third Wednesday of every month.
Come and help with practical tasks that range throughout the year.


Warleigh Point

Warleigh Point

On the third Thursday of every month.
Help out at this glorious reserve right on the river Tamar. Help with coppicing, path improvements and scrub clearance.


Active Neighbourhoods

Active Neighbourhoods DWT

Regular volunteer days on Tuesday and Thursdays in Plymouth. Help with tree planting, hedge laying and more!


Woodah Farm

Woodah Farm DWT

Last Saturday of the month (with occasional changes). Various conservation tasks to do at this beautiful 140 acre site.