We have over 800 regular volunteers, who get involved at every level of the Trust's work. We rely on the help of volunteers, who enable the Trust to carry out work we simply wouldn't be able to do without them. Volunteering is also a great way to build your CV and gain new skills, so get in touch today!

Find an opportunity that's right for you 

We want to make sure we use your skills in the right way, and that you get the most out of your volunteering experience with us. Whatever your motivations, to meet new people, share your expertise or to help protect the future of wildlife, we will work with you to find the right volunteer opportunities for you.

We have some specific roles available for anyone with a defined skill set. To find out more and see this list of opportunities just click here.

Practical Volunteering

Learn new skills, meet like minded people and see some of Lancashire's most beautiful countryside while you help to protect vital habitats. We have regular practical groups across Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside, to see a full list of where and when, just click here.

Educational Volunteers

If you have a friendly nature and can make learning fun, we have lots of opportunities for you to help us teach children and young people about the natural world. Get involved and assist our team of volunteer/aqa environmental education specialists, as we inspire the next generation to engage with wildlife and their environment. 


AQAs are nationally recognised accreditations that have been designed for you to develop your skills whilst taking part in LWT volunteer activities.

You can find out more about what AQA's offer you and how you can take part by visiting this page

Local Groups

We have several local groups, which are run by some of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust's most dedicated volunteers. These offer a wide range of activities such as talks, field trips, work parties and fundraising events.

Click here for more information on these groups.

Wildlife Watch - Inspiring Children

Wildlife Watch is the children's branch of The Wildlife Trusts. We have over 100 Watch volunteers, get in touch to find out how you can be one of them.

Mud Free!

We have lots of opportunities which don't involve getting outdoors. You can help us in the office, or with campaigns, fundraising, membership recruitment, visitor services, marketing, retail or planning applications, all of which are crucial area of our work.

Community Volunteering

Our People and Wildlife team work with people of all ages within the local community, inspiring them about wildlife and sustainable living. We run a range of food growing schemes, teaching people how to grow and cook their own food.

Volunteer Now!

To see a list of current volunteering opportunites visit this page.

We're a GMCVO Member

We are Associate Members of GMCVO (Greater Manchester for Voluntary Organisation).

Visit their website here.

If you have any questions, please call our Volunteering Officer on 01772 324129.