Fun, friendship, fitness and finding hidden talents! Volunteering for wildlife has so much to offer!
Work parties make a vital contribution to managing our sites across the county. The emphasis is being out in the fresh air and getting the job done, while working with a team of people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
The Volunteer Trainee Ranger scheme is an excellent opportunity to spend a year working alongside our Countryside Management team and volunteers, developing key professional skills to help take that first step to a career in conservation.
An alternative to the traditional corporate away-day encouraging teamwork and personal development outside the normal working environment while helping to save Surrey’s wildlife.
Become part of a network of river surveyors. Volunteers are trained to look for issues on our rivers including non-native species and pollution events, as well as chances to look for signs of otters and water voles along their local stretch of river.
© Katy Gower
Do you have an interest in natural history and eager to share your knowledge with future generations? Our Education Team inspire children about the natural world.
© Aimee Clarke
SWT also work with local environmental groups and communities across Surrey.
© Zsuzsanna Bird
As a volunteer you will be joining a network of nearly 2,000 like-minded people who are involved in protecting Surrey’s wildlife and countryside.
Whether you can spare a few hours or a full day, volunteering is a chance to make a positive contribution to improving your local area, while learning useful skills, making new friends and increasing your knowledge of wildlife conservation.
There are plenty of opportunities, from practical conservation on our reserves, educating future generations, assisting with events, to training for a career in conservation. You don’t need to make a regular commitment to be a volunteer, but you will need to register.
Ways you can help...
To start volunteering please complete our online registration form below. You will then be sent a confirmation letter and further guidance to get you started as a volunteer. In some cases we may ask to meet potential volunteers for an informal face-to-face chat, during which both parties can discuss their expectations and availability.