Volunteer with us to help nature and wildlife across London

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

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.

Whether you're a nature novice or an ecology expert; everyone's welcome to get involved. Volunteering not only helps nature and wildlife but helps you gain new skills and experiences, learning from qualified professionals. You can volunteer outdoors on our reserves, in London’s green spaces, and with communities across the capital, to help people protect and enjoy nature.

Volunteers at Sydenham HIll WoodWe look after 41 nature reserves across the capital and there is always a lot to do. Practical conservation includes outdoor activities such as habitat restoration, grassland management, tree care, building fences, and citizen science surveys. For those willing to make a bigger commitment, you can become a member of one of our teams running environmental education sessions, learning how to deliver an environmental education programme and shadow experienced staff until you can lead your own sessions – both family activities and delivering key stage activities with schools.

Find out about venture volunteering with the Trust's ongoing projects, where opportunities include river restoration, surveying dragonflies, creating rain gardens, and much more. Or, you can become one of our wardens welcoming people to our visitor centres and helping look after our most popular reserves

We also have other volunteer roles for guiding walks and talks, helping out in the office, challenging planning applications, and leading workshops. Come and join the team!

Whatever you want to do, the map below shows all our volunteering opportunities across London. Please call or email the listed contact before you attend one of the sessions, so they can give you the information you need to take part.


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All of our volunteers must be aged over 16 years. Under-16s can take part in a range of organised practical activities; however for legal reasons under 16s cannot be a London Wildlife Trust volunteer. Under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Expenses can be provided for travel within Zones 1-6 and for a lunch of £4 or under. Any equipment needed for practical conservation is provided by us, but do wear suitable clothing and footwear. Please inform your team leader of any relevant medical conditions, and complete a compulsory registration form.