Thank you for showing an interest in sharing your time, skills and knowledge to contribute towards mammal research and conservation in Britain and Ireland. There are various ways that individuals can contribute to the ongoing vision of the Trust, and we recognise that the diversity of individuals who wish to become VWT volunteers holds both strength and value.
This year we are hopeful that COVID guidelines will allow our monitoring programme to proceed with the help of volunteers. We are therefore recruiting for help this Spring and Summer and later into the year. Please be mindful that opportunities may be postponed if the current pandemic situation in Britain changes. However, we will be keeping our volunteers up to date with our plans.
Select a role title to read a summary of what is involved. If it is something you can help us with, please fill in the expression of interest form below or use the contact details provided.
We are looking for people to help survey woodland for the presence of barbastelle bats. Surveys will be carried out mid-May to the end of August and volunteers are asked to complete a minimum of one survey.
This opportunity is available in four different areas: 1 Herefordshire, 2 West Sussex, 3 Wiltshire and 4 Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
We are looking for key volunteers to help coordinate equipment used to survey woodland for barbastelle bats from mid-May to the end of August.
A key volunteer will be needed in the four different project areas: 1 Herefordshire, 2 West Sussex, 3 Wiltshire and 4 Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
Later this year in Autumn and Winter we will be carrying out maintenance work at our horseshoe bat reserves to make sure they are in good conditions for the bats. We are recruiting volunteers to help with this task at our bat reserves in the following areas:
Southwest England: south Devon, mid and southwest Dorset, mid-Somerset, Bath and northeast Somerset and north Somerset.
West of England: west and south Shropshire.
South Wales: south Powys and Swansea.
Mid Wales: mid and east Powys.
We are not currently recruiting for our Carnivore Programme.
Can’t find a volunteer role for you? Please answer the following questions to express your interest and we will check to see if we have anything that matches your motivations and requirements. Alternatively, check the website from time to time for updates or follow us on social media where we will share future opportunities.