Wiltshire Wildlife

We are the only organisation concerned with all aspects of the environment in Wiltshire and Swindon. We care passionately about wildlife and conserving our natural heritage.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust was set up in 1962 to campaign and take action to protect the natural environment.  Since then the Trust has grown to become one of the UK’s leading environmental charities, working to create a sustainable future for wildlife and people. We are, moreover, the only organisation in Wiltshire which is concerned with all aspects of the environment.

We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for a group of passionate and committed volunteers who got together in 1962 to make a real difference to the natural environment.  And we can’t get where we want to be tomorrow without that same kind of passion and commitment. It comes from people just like you.

Today we have volunteers from all walks of life, who love getting involved in every level of our work. From looking after our reserves and surveying wildlife to running Local Supporter Groups, leading children's Watch Groups, helping with fundraising and membership, carrying out vital conservation tasks or stewarding at large events, our volunteers support everything that we do.

There are lots of ways you can help and you don’t need volunteering experience. If you have the time, commitment or knowledge to share, we’ll do everything we can to find a volunteering opportunity that develops your skills and interests, and works around your other commitments.


Get Involved

At Wiltshire Wildlife Trust we believe that giving people an opportunity to experience our work, whether that’s learning how to coppice, managing a social media site, removing invasive plants from a river or helping with administration, will give a valuable insight into the everyday skills, routines and work needed to restore, recreate and reconnect landscapes across the county for the benefit of wildlife and people.


Work Experience

We offer young people an opportunity to spend a period of time gaining experience either in a specific role, such as our river restoration project, or alternatively we can put together a work schedule which encompasses multiple different experiences across the work the Trust does.  As part of the application process an interview will be arranged.  


Back to Work Programme

Through various employment agencies we offer work placements from one month to three month durations, if you are actively seeking work, please speak to your employment advisor to arrange a placement.  As part of the application process an interview will be arranged. 



We welcome applications from pre and post graduates and also international bursary schemes such as the European Union’s Vasco da Gama scholarships. 



We are an active partner in the governments apprentice scheme and have offered apprenticeships in Office Administration, IT, People Engagement and Conservation. These are advertised when available on the Trust website and through Wiltshire College and the national apprenticeship scheme.



Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with Devon, Dorset and Somerset Wildlife Trusts we offer four bursaries within Wiltshire to train environmentalists of the future. Two roles are in conservation, one in volunteer engagement and one in monitoring and surveying.

Traineeships are for a one year period. Each individual recives a monthly bursary and has an individual training budget to cover training costs such as chainsaw tickets, forest schools and obtaining endangered species licenses. Training also includes four residential training weeks to cover such subjects as Wildlife and the Law, volunteer management and obtaining future employment. 


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