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 engagement volunteering
We want wildlife to be enjoyed and valued by all and want more people to take action for wildlife. To do that we engage with thousands of people each year. We work with children, run events and training courses, give talks and host open gardens. Our engagement volunteers help us every step of the way, from administration to delivery.
You can volunteer for as little or as often as you like. We run events throughout the year in various locations across the county. Engagement volunteers help people to better understand and value the benefits we get from nature.
Please note, unless it is specified on the volunteer opportunity we are unable to accept volunteers under the age of 18.
Other volunteering opportunities
Whilst we are not currently recruiting for these opportunities, we would still like you to know how important volunteers are to the work that we do.
Our education volunteers inspire the next generation by helping to deliver outreach and educational work at Bickley Hall Farm and across Cheshire. They help supervise primary school groups during indoor and outdoor activities including pond dipping, aquatic animal identification and environmental arts and crafts. Our education volunteers also assist at public events by providing children's activities.
Volunteer coordinator support
Our volunteer coordinators help us to offer the best experience to our volunteers. From supporting new volunteers with advice and guidance, through to processing registration forms. We find that by having volunteers embedded within the team, we are able to always have the needs of the volunteers at the forefront of our work.
Office and Administration volunteers
We are lucky enough to have administration volunteers in the office 5 days a week. Our long standing volunteers and new comers have provided the trust with continued support by helping out with a range of tasks, to name only a few; putting together membership packs, sorting the incoming and outgoing post, answering the phones and welcoming visitors to our HQ. They have helped by freeing up staff to continue with other work, which is also vital to the protection of Cheshire's wildlife.
I like the chance to talk to people, network and have a good chinwag all while making a genuine difference.Office and Administration volunteer
Volunteering at Cheshire Wildlife Trust is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through our project Natural Futures.