Volunteering at Home

Volunteering at home

We know that not being able to volunteer right now is really difficult, but there are lots of ways you can still get involved at home.

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Make a difference to your local wildlife from home 

Here at the Trust we’re continuing to invite volunteers back to roles where we can safely do so and there is space, but we aren’t running at full capacity and with practical groups being limited to five volunteers per supervisor, spaces are few. The new lockdown restrictions mean that we are only able to carry out essential works and this may also impact the availability of our in person volunteering. There are, however, lots of ways that you can support our campaign for a Wilder Future from home.

Take action for nature in your home and garden

Go peat-free
90% of the UK’s peat bogs have already been lost, along with the wildlife they used to support. You can play a vital role in protecting our remaining peatlands by not buying peat-based compost, by asking shops for alternatives, by spreading the word about peat-free and lobbying Government for peat-based compost to be banned.

Join the My Wild Garden movement
Sign up to our My Wild Garden campaign and get a free booklet full of tips for improving your outdoor space for wildlife. If you've already signed up, champion wildlife gardening amongst your friends, family and colleagues.

More ways to take action 

Become a wildlife recorder

Wildlife records help to monitor populations and show changes over time. Use the iNaturalist app to identify and log wildlife when you go for a walk, or find a naturalist group that's involved with recording local wildlife.

Find a group 

Help nature recover by 2030

We need nature, and it needs us. With only 10% of land protected and much of that in poor condition, the Wildlife Trusts have launched our biggest ever campaign to kickstart nature’s recovery. We're fundraising to restore at least 30% of land and sea by 2030.

Can you help?

Spread the word about our Youth Council

Is anyone aged 16 - 25 in your family? Tell them about our Youth Council, where they can help to shape our services and get involved in campaigning. Click the button below to request more information.

Email Emma Bartlet

Help us protect our seas

We’re calling for better care of our seas and a halt to damaging activity in protected areas. Will you support this call?

Help bring our seas back to life

Badgers by Darin Smith

Badgers by Darin Smith

Become a Wildlife Trust member

We're a charity that receives no government support, so we rely on our members to help fund our vital work for wildlife across Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.

Our members share our love of nature and care about protecting wildlife. Please support us by telling your friends and family about our work, and find out how to join by clicking the button below.

Become a member