Anyone can volunteer with Northumberland Wildlife Trust! With 62 nature reserves across the county, an active education and events programme, and a busy office, we appreciate help from people just like you.

Whether you are happy to get your hands dirty creating and maintaining habitats on our reserves, enjoy helping out at events, or want to join our busy office team, we have a volunteering opportunity for you! 

Volunteers are an important part of NWT and we hope to give everyone a fun and rewarding experience. We have an action force of over 250 volunteers who contribute around 180 days of work for us each month. Whatever your background, we can hopefully find a position to match your interests and abilities.


Northumberland Wildlife Trust – Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June

We're holding 4 events during volunteers week this year:

  • Monday 5th June – We will be at Virgin Money’s Volunteers’ Week volunteer recruitment fair in Gosforth.
  • Tuesday 6th June – Drop in and have a go at a practical conservation task at Fencerhill Wood, Gosforth from 10am until 2pm. We will be controlling Himalayan balsalm, an invasive species which can contribute to riverbank erosion. Bring your lunch and dress in suitable outdoor clothes that you don’t mind getting mucky!
  • Wednesday 7th June – Field trip to RSPB Geltsdale, Cumbria, to see how a woodland restoration project looks 12 years on from planting and hear what the project team learnt in preparation for the new NWT WildWood project at Kielderhead, where we plan to restore a native woodland with the help of a volunteer army. For more information about the project please visit our website here
  • Thursday 8th June – We're holding a new volunteer session at our HQ in Gosforth. To find an exciting opportunity just right for you and to book your place, please visit our website and complete the online enquiry form at 

For any further information on any of the events mentioned, or about volunteering in general please contact Lou Chapman at or call 0191 2846884.