Making Time to Volunteer
Join a group or organisation for a day (or more!) of volunteering and make an active difference for nature whether out in the field or back in the office.
Let us know how you’re volunteering for nature by sending your photos and stories
Volunteer at Bristol Zoo Gardens
Do you like the sound of acting as volunteer ranger in the butterfly forest at Bristol Zoo Gardens? What about introducing visitors to minibeasts, helping out as an aquarium keeper or running craft sessions with children? There’s a huge range of volunteer roles at Bristol Zoo – learn new skills, meet new people and support the Zoo team in saving wildlife together.
Volunteer at Wild Place Project
Volunteering at Wild Place Project is a fantastic way to learn new skills and meet new people whilst helping us spread conservation awareness in a fun and inspiring environment, surrounded by like-minded people.
As well as our wonderful animal collection we are lucky enough to have large amounts of untouched land and beautiful gardens, including an area of protected British Ancient Woodland. We also have many activities and special events running throughout the year so there are many ways to be involved helping us to save wildlife together!
The Wild Place Project is looking for hands on, chatty and outgoing individuals that love being outdoors and can encourage guests to become more interested in our habitats, conservation and amazing animals, whilst helping them to have a great day out at our developing guest attraction.
Volunteer with Avon Wildlife Trust
There are many different opportunities to get involved with the Avon Wildlife Trust, including practical and office volunteering, whether you’re looking for work experience, a new hobby, or are just keen to do something to help protect wildlife in your local area.
And if you’re interested in turning Bristol into a nature reserve, join the My Wild City Action Team!
Volunteer with National Trust
Whether you’re looking to help in the great outdoors, work with the public or get up close and personal with their houses, gardens or wild places, National Trust have something exciting happening near you.
Volunteer with WWT
Enjoy your love of nature through volunteering for the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). Help to maintain our internationally protected nature reserves, or to welcome and show round our thousands of visitors.
Volunteer with Woodland Trust
Volunteers have been involved at every level of the Woodland Trust’s work over the last 40 years.However long you’ve got and whatever your interests, there’s something for everyone. Get your hands dirty, sit on the board of trustees or take some snaps.
Volunteering for Students
From Community Gardens to Beach Cleans, the South West is buzzing with opportunities for students to get involved in making your city a greener place.
Have a look at the volunteering opportunities available as a student at University of Bristol
If your organisation would like to discuss a subject-specific student project, please send the University of Bristol your details through Skills Bridge.
If you’re a student at the University of the West of England have a look at their volunteering opportunities
Find out how you can get involved with volunteering opportunities through the University of Bath
Avon Wildlife Trust
Bath & North East Somerset Council
BBC Natural History Unit
Bristol City Council
Bristol Zoo Gardens
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of the West of England
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The Natural History Consortium is a charitable collaboration between these member organisations.
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