Reserve Support Volunteer

At the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust we shape unforgettable experiences. By working as part of the reserves volunteer team you will assist with the management of all aspects of the nature reserve. This will help to provide our wildlife with the most beneficial of habitats and provide visitors with a great day out and encourage them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people.

This is a fantastic opportunity and could be a stepping stone for anyone wanting to gain further experience to help gain a career in conservation.

How much time will it take?

9.30am – 3.30pm every Thursday. We will mutually agree the hours that you can contribute and it would be helpful if you could try to give us as much notice as possible on the occasions when you are not able to contribute those hours.

What will you be doing?

  • Removal of invasive plant species
  • Assisting with maintenance of hedges and trees
  • Assisting with maintenance of meadows
  • Creating and maintaining infrastructure such as pathways and hides
  • Creating and maintaining wildlife habitat including ponds, woodland and meadows
  • Assisting with wildlife and wildflower surveys


  • You have experience of working practically in an outdoor environment
  • You are able to work alone or as part of a team
  • You have excellent communication skills and a positive attitude
  • You are reasonably physically fit and do not mind working outdoors in all kinds of weather


  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Training provided

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 24/06/2022

End Date: 01/08/2023

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WWT Washington,
Tyne and Wear
NE38 8LE

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