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 Alan Marchbank , 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 Alan on 01603 625540.

Wild Volunteer – Thorpe Marshes

We are looking for volunteers to help the wildlife of NWT’s Thorpe Marshes through assisting with habitat management, to increase our knowledge of wildlife on the reserve through assisting with wildlife surveys, and to help visitors enjoy this site by helping with keeping pathways open and improving access. This activity is part of the Broads Landscape Partnership project Water, Mills and Marshes, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This is a drop-in group, so there is no need to complete an application form, you can just go along. The group meets once a month on a Friday at 10am at the pedestrian railway bridge at the end of Whitlingham Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0QA, OS Grid reference TG 266 083.  Please note that this is the Whitlingham Lane which is North of the river, NOT the one accessed from Trowse.

Dates for 2018 are: 2 February (welcome taster); 16 March; 27 April; 11 May; 22 June; 6 July; 31 August; 14 September; 12 October; 23 November; 14 December from 10am to 3pm.

Ring Mark Webster on 07843 069567 or email him at markw@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk for more information.

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‘Showing People Wildlife’ Volunteer

We are looking for friendly, outgoing people who have knowledge of and enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation, have good communication skills and are confident in dealing with people of all ages to raise interest in and awareness of Norfolk’s wildlife by showing members of the public / visitors to sites some of Norfolk’s most spectacular wildlife events. These could include Great Crested Grebes’ courtship displays, Marsh Harriers passing food to each other, Swallowtail butterflies emerging, or other wildlife spectacles that you have knowledge of or interest in.
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Independent Events Team Volunteer

We are building a team of enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills to represent the Trust at a variety of events throughout Norfolk. You will be supporting NWT and raising awareness of our work by providing friendly face to face contact and distributing information and events leaflets.
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Independent Events Team Volunteer Organiser

We need a skilled administrator with very good organisational and time management skills to help us plan, coordinate and organise the work of the Independent Events Team volunteers. This role will require you to be able to volunteer on average for 2 days per week, and will allow NWT to expand the number of events we attend to promote the work of the Trust.
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Independent Education Event Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with excellent communication skills, who are also happy to take responsibility and represent the Trust as family events throughout Norfolk.  You may frequently be working on your own in this role.
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Norfolk Wildlife Trust Ambassador

An interesting role for someone with a real passion for Norfolk and its wildlife, who is confident with public speaking. We would like you to represent Norfolk Wildlife Trust by giving prepared talks to a variety of interested groups, highlighting the work of the Trust and the wildlife of Norfolk. You will need to already be a volunteer or a member of the Trust to apply for this role. Some training will be provided but there is also an expectation that you will need to do your own study to familiarise yourself with the wildlife within the presentation. There is also scope to bring your own wildlife interests into the presentation.
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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.  We have vacancies on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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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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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.