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Due to the recent Government announcement regarding Covid-19, we have taken the decision to cancel all our volunteer tasks and will not be accepting new volunteer enquiries up until the end of April 2020. We will review this situation as things progress. We're sorry for any inconvenience but hope you understand these are extreme measures to ensure we limit social contact during this period. Please keep watching the NWT website for further information in the coming weeks. Thanks for your patience.

Help wildlife and protect our special landscapes

Anyone can volunteer with Northumberland Wildlife Trust. With 60 nature reserves, two amazing visitor centres, offices and information programmes to run, there’s a wide range of things to do. And we can’t do it without you!

Volunteers are a vital part of NWT and we hope to give everyone a fun and rewarding experience. We have an action force of about 350 dedicated volunteers who contribute the equivalent of 22 full time employees each year.

How can you get involved?

Search through our volunteer opportunities listed below to get an idea of the roles available and decide what might suit you.


Whatever the weather, this means getting hands-on on our nature reserves.

We currently have no volunteer opportunities.

Visitor interaction

Give our visitors a great experience and talk to them about wildlife. 

We currently have no volunteer opportunities.

In the office

Help us run the organisation ‘behind the scenes’, helping with communications, reception or finance.

We currently have no volunteer opportunities.

Events and community engagement

Help to develop, prepare, organise and run our events and activities.

We currently have no volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Officers

Volunteer Officer opportunities are generally six month long volunteer positions where there is a suggested commit of a minimum of two days per week. These roles offer an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to gain more experience working in a conservation environment. Roles can be varied including practical conservation activity or office based for example working in our marketing team or on our busy reception. Opportunities arise throughout the year and will be advertised here.

Applicants should apply by supplying a CV and covering letter direct to Lou Chapman louise.chapman@northwt.org.uk.

We currently have no volunteer opportunities.

What next?

If you have spotted something that interests you (or even a few things) then just click the link below, complete the form and we'll get back to you soon to invite you to a new volunteer session. The sessions offer you the chance to find out more about the Trust and the current roles, and we can then set you up with a trial session to see if you like it.

I'd like to volunteer

You get a real sense of doing something worthwhile and you’re always valued and thanked for your efforts.
Cathy Bell
NWT Volunteer

Registered volunteers

Registered volunteers can manage their online volunteer account to sign up for activities and tasks, by visiting  MyVolunteerPage.

Other ways to help

There are lots of other ways to get involved with Northumberland Wildlife Trust and help local wildlife such as individual fundraising, joining a local wildlife group, becoming a member or supporting an appeal.

Support us

Any questions

Contact us at volunteer@northwt.org.uk or call our volunteer coordinator, Lou Chapman on (0191) 284 6884.