We rely on the support of local people just like you, to help us protect and conserve our region's wildlife for future generations to enjoy. Why not donate to our appeals or consider joining our growing membership programme?
We are committed to protecting wildlife and local wild places, devoting our time to building a strong voice for wildlife in our area. Experience ranges from conservation to marketing, education to finance, so why not join us?
We are passionate about involving local schools and communities, from running environmental-themed crafts, games and activities in schools to inviting groups to explore our reserves, to even enlisting local children to plant trees.
Volunteers are a valuable part of the Trust, giving their time, experience and energy to a variety of tasks. Our volunteers get involved in a range of areas, from recruiting members, to assisting at events, to working on our reserves.
We engage with young people, encouraging them to care for and enjoy local wildlife and wild places. We organise regular events from campfire cooking to rockpooling, designed to inspire people to get closer to our region’s wildlife.
Northumberland Wildlife Trust was founded in 1971 to protect wildlife and promote nature conservation within Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Today, our voice for wildlife is stronger than ever.
We are a non-government funded charity, supported by membership, donations, local businesses and charitable trust grants.
We manage over 60 nature reserves and work with partner organisations such as local authorities, the Environment Agency and the Forestry Commission to identify and care for other sites of conservation importance.
Educating the public about the value of the nature is one of our key aims. We organise over 50 events a year, from our Tyne River Cruise to guided walks and talks around the region, giving people the chance to get closer to wildlife.
We also run successful programmes for schools, planning and delivering exciting education sessions for over 2500 children per year.
Our volunteers also make a huge difference to our work, venturing out with us nearly every day of the week to various reserves, and also assisting at events, in the marketing office and conducting surveys.