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Team Wilder and Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 situation, several of the Trust's operations have ceased, and we have focused our attentions on creating more online content and helping people to connect with nature from their homes. So you can still become a Wilder Champion or Leader from home!

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Wilder Leaders and Champions

Our plan to create a wilder Somerset cannot happen without grassroots support and activism. For the momentum to build, we need people to take the lead and champion nature - whether it is directly working with nature, inspiring other people to act, or asking local and national governments to act. We each have a role to play. Our Wilder Champions and Leaders are a vital part in helping us to achieve nature's recovery by restoring habitats, inspiring communities and bringing wildlife back in their local area.

We host free training courses for all of our Champions and Leaders who have signed up. These courses will cover practical tools for creating wilder spaces, as well as specific training for each different role. We will also be hosting online webinar training sessions on a variety of topics.

Do you want to lead change in your community?

Become a Wild Leader

Wilder Leaders are people who have a great idea for - or have already started - their own wild projects and are willing to help lead change, get others on board and be part of a wild movement. It could be in your school, business, church, workplace or community. You might be looking to grow a community orchard, start a friends-of-group, adopt an area of river or make your village plastic free. Whatever your wild idea we will join you on your journey, supporting you with training and resources, connecting you with other leaders,  celebrating and promoting your work.

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Wilder Community Leaders

We are looking for people to step forward in their local areas and lead change – bringing others together to agree on how to make your street, neighbourhood or village wilder.

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Wilder School Leaders

If you are a teacher, governor, TA or parent you could become a Wilder School Leader and we will support you to bring a little wildness to your school! Schools can offer space for nature by making their grounds a bit friendlier for wildlife and help children to build a lifelong connection with nature.

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Child exploring a nature reserve - Matthew Roberts

Wilder Work leaders

We need people to speak up for wildlife in their workplace! We’ll give you the support you need too champion nature friendly businesses and by encouraging nature into your workspaces you can create a healthier, happier workplace.

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Group of adults learning about plants - Paul Harris

Wilder Churches

Wilder Churches is a partnership initiative between Somerset Wildlife Trust and the Diocese of Bath and Wells. If you are a church warden, clergy or local enthusiast, could you help bring your community together to create more space for nature in your local church yard? 

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Become a Wilder Champion

Our champions are volunteers of Somerset Wildlife Trust. Wilder Champions are people who will help us deliver our public engagement programmes and create a Wilder movement from the ground up. Depending on your experience, you could host events, deliver talks, network with likeminded people or deliver school assemblies. You will represent the Trust and be an ambassador for our work. You will enjoy engaging with others and be confident speaking in public to a wide range of audiences. And of course, you’ll be passionate about creating a Wilder Somerset!

Become a Wilder Champion

Wilder Community Champion

Community champions will be integral to the delivery of Team Wilder. You’ll help to inspire others in your community by delivering public engagement and speaking up for nature within your community.

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Wilder Fundraising Champion

This is a role for someone with energy, enthusiasm and a real sense of fun! Fundraising champions will dream up and run events, inspiring and supporting others to help raise vital funds for nature.

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Jack, age 5, organised a 1 mile run for wildlife with his friends and family, raising an incredible £440! Well done Jack!

Wilder Schools Champion

Do you have the passion and skills to be able to enthuse children about nature? Would you enjoy delivering assemblies and working with schools to create nature friendly school environments? Become a School Champion!

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Exploring the school grounds

Wilder Gardening Champion

Do you love gardening and wildlife? Wilder Gardening Champions will help to create space for nature by offering talks, advise and visits to help support people create more wildlife friendly gardens.

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So, are you ready to help create a wilder Somerset in your community?

We host free training courses for each of our champions and leaders who have signed up. These courses will cover practical tools for creating wilder spaces, as well as specific training for each different role.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hosting our champions and leaders trainings online. If you would like more information on the online courses, sign up to our newsletter or email

Click on the following link to find resources specially curated for Team Wilder. Find resources on how to create a group with your friends and neighbours, how to get funding for your group, and how to ask your local councils to support you, among many other things.

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