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.
Current volunteer opportunities
Volunteer coordinator support
We are looking for someone to assist the volunteering development officer to manage parts of the volunteer process. This includes a range of activities, from signposting and supporting volunteers, to attending volunteer work parties and feeding back your experiences.
This is a regular commitment, which can take place on either a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, depending on the volunteers availability.
You will be working in collaboration with the development officer, in order to share ideas and grow the volunteer experience within the Cheshire Wildlife trust.
Please take a look at the role description for more information.
Open garden coordinator
Gardens are vital wildlife havens and bring people closer to nature. We are looking to expand our open garden scheme and hope that with your help 2020 will be full of gardens in bloom around Cheshire.
Are you able to help us to plan and coordinate these events?
There are various things to consider when organising an open garden event and much of the work goes on behind the scenes. After holding a number of successful open gardens over the last few years, we have identified a need to take on a few extra pair of hands to help us prepare for 2020.
Much of the role will be working towards the open garden day, communicating with the home owner, working with our communications team to promote the event and supporting the volunteers who will be helping on the day. The roles for volunteers vary however some examples include cakes and refreshments, car parking, children's activities and gate duties.
A full introduction to the role will be given and depending on your start date there will be an opportunity to shadow volunteers and hosts at a planned open garden in July.
Once you have settled into the swing of things, there is also the potential to help the trust identify new supporters and open garden hosts.
This is an opportunity for those great with people and/or planning,
We would love to hear from you at: Volunteering@cheshirewt.org.uk
Nature tots volunteers
Nature tots, are Moore nature reserve in Warrington, are looking for some help on Thursday and Saturday mornings.
Our nature tots programme provides families with the opportunity to explore woodlands and the natural world. Volunteers will help our nature tots group leaders, to plan, deliver and prepare environmental games and activities.
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We have just recruited for education volunteers so this role isn't currently being advertised however in case you are interested for next year;
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.
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.