Volunteer with us

Volunteering is a chance to make a positive contribution to improving your local area, learning new skills, making new friends and sharing or increasing your knowledge of nature conservation and Sussex, whether you can spare a few hours or a full day.

There are plenty of opportunities available, from practical conservation, working with children, supporting our events or offering your specific skills to make a difference. You don’t need to make a regular weekly commitment to be a volunteer but you will need to register after your first taster session.

Please visit our our Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering.

If you'd like to get in touch about any aspect of volunteering, please email

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Volunteering on nature reserves

Volunteer on our nature reserves and in community greenspaces

Volunteer with young people

Volunteer with our environmental education programmes

Young People volunteering

We run Wildlife Rangers for 12 to 16 year olds and Youth Rangers for 16 to 25 year olds

Volunteer Vacancies

Current volunteer vacancies

Professional skills

Share your expertise and help support us

Other ways to volunteer

Volunteer with our operations, fundraising and marketing, or membership teams.

Local groups

The Sussex Wildlife Trust's Local Groups are based in Eastbourne, Chichester and Selsey and organise a wide range of events throughout the year in their local areas.

Environmental days for employees

Corporate volunteer days for local businesses and their staff

Work Experience

Work experience is an excellent way to learn about working life, get hands-on experience in your potential career path and identify your skills and passions.

Volunteering FAQs

Frequently asked questions associated with volunteering

Volunteer Handbook

Sussex Wildlife Trust Volunteer Handbook