Conservation volunteering


Conservation volunteering

Volunteering in the wild

(C) Tom Marshall

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the new government advice, Cheshire Wildlife Trust is suspending all volunteer activities and opportunities until further notice.

We are really sorry it has come to this, but it is absolutely crucial that we all follow the advice and stay at home. Even if you think you will not put other people at risk, it is clear that this is not necessarily the case as gates, stiles and petrol pumps can all harbour the virus so please do not go out.

Please be aware this suspension means you will no longer be covered by our insurance policies (personal indemnity and public liability) should you chose to go out whilst the suspension is in place.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.

About conservation volunteering

There's nothing better than working in the great outdoors with a group of like-minded people.

Our opportunities can be in rather remote locations, so access to your own transport is usually vital. The days will start at 10am and go on until early afternoon, with regular rests to keep you topped up with refreshments and sweet treats.

The days are led by staff or experienced volunteers, you really don't need to be an expert to get involved, all training for the task will be provided. Most work is carried out with hand tools, and we will provide all equipment necessary for the day, including PPE. Just bring along weather appropriate clothing, sturdy boots, plenty of water and a packed lunch.

Please note, unless it is specified on the volunteer opportunity, we are unable to accept volunteers under the age of 18.

Red Rocks Evening Grayling Survey Volunteer

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Natterjack Toads Survey Volunteer

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Natterjack toad c. Philip Precey

Congleton Conservation Volunteer

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Bagmere nature reserve c. Claire Huxley

Wirral Conservation Volunteer

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Red Rocks Marsh Nature Reserve c. Carl Skepper

Warrington Conservation Volunteer

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Holcroft Moss Nature Reserve

West Cheshire Conservation Volunteer

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Swifts over Macclesfield Surveyor volunteer

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Common Swift Apus apus Norfolk summer - David Tipling/2020VISION

We are not currently recruiting for Slowing The Flow or Room To Grow, but take a look anyway.

Slowing The Flow

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Room To Grow

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Volunteer enquiries


Call 01948 820728

In these challenging times our work will still continue to defend local wildlife

We can’t do this without your support so please donate what you can.