Volunteer with us and help wildlife across London

Volunteer with us and help wildlife across London

Our volunteering activities are currently paused while lockdown measures have been reintroduced. This will be reviewed as Government advice is updated, but for now we feel it is prudent to do what we can to stop the spread of the virus, including stopping volunteer sessions for the time being. 

Volunteers will continue to hear from reserve staff and are encouraged to stay in touch through newsletters, online group activities, by phone and email. Unfortunately we are not able to recruit new volunteers at this time. 

Our volunteers help London's wildlife thrive – without them we wouldn't be able to continue protecting and enhancing nature.

Whether you're a nature novice or an ecology expert; everyone is welcome to get involved. Volunteering with us will give you new skills and experience, learning from qualified professionals. 

There are lots of different ways to get actively involved with London Wildlife Trust, from regular workdays to one-off events, in locations across the capital:

Volunteer workday at Yeading Brook Meadows

Volunteer workday at Yeading Brook Meadows credit Val Borrell

Practical conservation

There is always a lot to do on our reserves, with sessions including habitat restoration, grassland management, tree care, and citizen science.

Kidbrooke Village family information day

Kidbrooke Village family information day credit Hayley Bray

Outdoor learning

We need help running education sessions for young people. Activities include minibeast safaris and pond dipping.

Due to limiting numbers with groups in our volunteering sessions, we are not currently running induction for any new volunteers. This will be reviewed again on an ongoing basis and details will be updated here when we are recruiting once again.

Kristy Vonsolo at Gunnersbury Triangle

Credit Ben Quinton

Wardens

We're looking for volunteers to greet people at our visitor centres, answer questions, and help out on reserves where necessary.

Charlie Owens with a hedgehog

credit Penny Dixie 

Project volunteering

From river restoration to mammal and dragonfly surveys, making green roofs or rain gardens, with communities across London, there are lots of ways to get involved with our ongoing projects. 

Find the right activity for you on our map of volunteering opportunities

The key below identifies which type of volunteering you can do at each nature reserve. 

Volunteer map key

Key information:

  • All volunteers must be aged 16 and over. 16 and 17 year olds need parental consent unless they are in employment. Sometimes there are rules on whether you need to bring a friend, sibling, parent or guardian who is 18+. Please email us to find out more.
  • Expenses can be provided for travel within London and for a lunch of under £5.
  • Any equipment needed is provided by us, but please wear suitable clothing and footwear.
  • You will need to complete a compulsory registration form, please inform your team leader of any relevant medical conditions
  • For general queries about volunteering email volunteering@wildlondon.org.uk.

A short film about volunteering with us:

Other ways to get involved:

Record your sightings

Your sightings help us understand London's wildlife and what we need to do to protect it.

Tell us what you've seen

Red crested pochard credit Hadi El Ali

Come to an event

We run regular events and activities across London

Find out what's on

Bat walk at Woodberry Wetlands credit Penny Dixie