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Volunteers - Rhiannon Route

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with Somerset Wildlife Trust!

We depend on the support of our volunteers, who come from all walks of life, with a range of skills and experience, to help create a Somerset rich in wildlife for everyone. We aim to make volunteering at Somerset Wildlife Trust a welcoming and rewarding experience, supporting volunteers with training and recognition. 

We cannot guarantee we will have a volunteer role available for everyone but there are so many other ways you can take action for nature in your community! Nature needs you. What you do at home, at your workplace and in your communities matters now more than ever, so we really need you on board for the journey.

Update July 2021

We are working hard to resume volunteering activities safely and subject to any changes in government guidelines and restrictions. Please be aware that our practical groups are not currently accepting new recruits. We will update this page as and when recruitment resumes

All volunteer opportunities we are currently recruiting for are available here.

Hoping to escape the office and use your work place volunteering day to get out in nature? Please check our corporate supporter pages

Interested in nature and wellbeing? Explore volunteering opportunities with Somerset Nature Connections project. The team offer free courses for people feeling socially isolated and/or are experiencing mild to moderate depression, low mood, anxiety or stress. 

Are you interested in volunteering with Shoresearch, Sea Watch, the Great British Wildlife Count or other community science initiatives and recording schemes? Find out more about getting involved in Citizen science 

Or scroll on to find more about our projects. 

Wessex Water Guardians Community Project

Find out how to protect your local river

Somerset's Brilliant Coast project

Find out more about coastal volunteering opportunities

Sunstar in hands - Kiff Hancock

Somerset Nature Connection Project

Get involved with our nature and wellbeing work

Young woman enjoys being outside in the sun, sat in a meadow - Matthew Roberts

It’s good for my wellbeing… you get that sense of feeling good from being outside, but also feeling good from doing something that’s protecting the landscape that I love. It's giving something back, isn’t it, really?”
Volunteer with SWT
A great benefit is that you do meet a lot of interesting people that you wouldn’t otherwise ever have met and have a chat with them and you might find that you have a mutual interest - it’s nice to be sociable!
SWT Volunteer
You go home from a day like today and it’s just a nice feeling. There’s a lovely sense of satisfaction as well
SWT Volunteer

Get in touch

Find out more about volunteering by emailing volunteering@somersetwildlife.org