Volunteering – Conserving our Countryside with the Wildlife Trusts

Do you have green fingers or an interest in conservation? If so, and you’re looking for an opportunity to dive into the nearest hedgerow and make a difference, the Wildlife Trusts are offering plenty of local opportunities to do just that.

The Wildlife Trusts have been maintaining nature reserves and defending ecosystems across the UK for 110 years, and have cultivated one of the country’s biggest and most active environmental communities, with 870,000 members and 32,000 regular volunteers. With dynamic, sociable projects, fresh air and exercise, it’s a great way to proactively address the needs of the natural world.

The Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Wildlife Trusts are currently offering a variety of volunteer roles; some specialist ones, and open invitations to join Conservation Work Parties, with tools and training provided. Opportunities such as these happen across the counties and can include every sort of conservation – from communal gardening to the marshalling of toads-on-country-roads; from plant identification and GPS mapping to the surveying of local species. This can even include looking for otters!

If getting your wellies on and jumping into local conservation sounds like something for you, have a look at the following links for more information. For Hertfordshire based roles, have a look at:, and for Bedfordshire based roles, check out:

Hope to see you out there in the field(s) soon!