Volunteer vacancies at NWT

If you are interested in any of our volunteering opportunities, please download a Volunteer Application Form and email or post to Angela Collins, Volunteer Coordinator, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Bewick House, 22 Thorpe Road, Norwich NR1 1RY.

If you would like to discuss any of our volunteer vacancies or require paper copies of the application form, please telephone Angela on 01603 625540.

Visitor Centres volunteers

Required at: Ranworth Information Centre, Broads Wildlife Centre, Hickling Broad, Holme Dunes and Weeting Heath

There are several opportunities for volunteers to help in our busy seasonal visitor centres, working at some fabulous locations. You will be the welcoming face of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, sharing your enthusiasm, handling money and promoting our work. The centres are open seven days a week, so there are a variety of flexible roles to fit into the rotas, including regular commitments or more occasional cover, with a particular need for weekends and school holidays. If you are interested get in touch let us know how much time you have available and we’ll look to fit you in.

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Cley Nature Reserve Guide

An ideal role if you are a birdwatcher who would like to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors to Cley.  We are looking for volunteers with good bird ID skills, who are happy talking to a variety of people and ages, helping them make the most of their visit to the reserve.

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Dyke Dipping Volunteer

If you are interested in environmental education and freshwater invertebrates come and help enthuse children and adults at our dyke dipping events.  We are looking for a volunteer to focus on dyke dipping sessions at our Cley, Ranworth and Hickling reserves and at busy public events such as the Royal Norfolk Show.
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Event Support Volunteer

We want to spread the word about the great work that we do, and need help to get to all the events that we are invited to throughout Norfolk. This role is very flexible as you will have the option which events to attend, which can be in various location and various dates, both weekdays and weekends.

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Engagement Volunteer at NWT Cley Marshes

Following recent improvements and the building of the new Simon Aspinall Education Centre there is a huge amount for our visitors to discover when they visit Cley.  We are looking for confident volunteers who can engage with visitors of all ages to ensure that they really do get the most from their visit every time.

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Leaflet distributor for NWT Cley Marshes

We are looking for volunteers who would be happy to deliver some leaflets to businesses and organisations in their local area, to help support our busy events programme. Travel costs will be reimbursed.

If you could help in any one of the following areas, where we need help,  please get in touch: Sheringham, Cromer, Blakeney or Wells.


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Volunteer Assistant Guide at Stubb Mill, NWT Hickling

Stubb Mill is a drainage Mill, built between 1795 and 1825, on our Hickling Reserve. The mill is open to the public on occasional weekends during the summer via guided tour only. We are looking for an assistant to support our existing volunteer guide, who will also be able to take members of the public on guided tours when required.
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Livestock Checkers

We  are looking for reliable volunteers to become part of our team of livestock checkers.  Opportunities are mainly in the Breckland area, but there are some across Norfolk, let us know where you live and we can check if there are NWT livestock near you. Experience is not necessary as full training will be given.

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Volunteer Surveyor

Visiting  a number of County Wildlife Sites and chuchyards throughout Norfolk, you will be helping with our new County Wildlife Action project to survey wildflowers. A good knowledge of wildflower ID, conservation principals and surveying skills are essential.
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Local Members Groups

Join a Members Group near you to raise awareness of the Trust & support its work at a local level. Click here to visit the Local Groups page.


Practical Conservation

If you would like to do some practical “hands on” conservation work, and there are no suitable vacancies for you here at the moment, you might consider joining one of the many volunteer groups who work on NWT reserves all over Norfolk. Click here for more about work parties you could join.

WildWalks -  Recording wildlife locally

If you are interested in recording the wildlife in your local area, this provides important information for conservation organisations. The Wildlife Trusts and British Trust for Ornithology have developed the WildWalks website for you to record sightings of wildlife on walks in your local area.