Practical Conservation Worker

Join our friendly staff and fellow volunteers in seasonal practical conservation tasks and habitat management works such as tree planting or invasive species removal on nature reserves in Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.

  • Assisting a project officer in the delivery of practical environmental tasks on NWT reserves and also community / partner sites, other green spaces and corporate sites
  • Working to help maintain these areas as a wildlife and public amenity resource
  • Assisting in a variety of tasks as appropriate to the season
  • Normally to work as part of a team involving staff and / or fellow volunteers


No specific skills required as training will be given

First Aid certification
Have undergone risk assessment and health and safety training
Good level of fitness due to walking and manual nature of tasks


  • Age restrictions
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Vehicle mileage and public transport costs will be reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Personal protective equipment will be supplied when needed
  • Training provided
    Training in relevant health and safety policies and codes of practice Training in appropriate tool use In house, hands on training in delivery of various practical tasks Opportunity to attend volunteer training events offered by NWT Opportunity to build practical environmental experience for career development
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 13/11/2023

End Date: 01/04/2025

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

One day as and when. Tasks usually take place on weekdays Monday to Friday. Transport in Trust vehicles from Gosforth is available for most activities. Tasks are full days from 9am to between 3 – 4:30 pm.

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