We couldn't do our work without our amazing volunteers. Find out how you can get involved too!
We are very fortunate at Kent Wildlife Trust to be joined by a team of around 1,000 volunteers who help us in many different ways. From working on our nature reserves to greeting those who come to our Visitor Centres or teaching young people to engage with wildlife they are all making a huge contribution to the work of the organisation. We truly value the time and commitment of all of our volunteers and work hard to ensure that they have a brilliant experience with us. We aim to ensure that volunteers benefit from spending time with us, whether that’s gaining new skills, using existing ones, meeting new people or spending time outside. A survey conducted in summer 2016 showed that 98% of our volunteers feel that they have benefitted from volunteering and 89% feel that their health and wellbeing have been improved since they joined us.
Applying to volunteer with us
Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to help with conservation work, improve health and make new friends - a rewarding and enjoyable experience
- Practical Conservation Volunteer
We don’t recruit for all of our volunteer roles all of the time and we are always adding new roles to join our team. If you would like to volunteer with us, we will ask you to complete an application form detailing your contact information, motivations for volunteering and any skills or experience you would like to use in your volunteering, this helps us to match you up with the most appropriate volunteering opportunity. You should hear back from us within 10 working days, but please do bear with us as we are a small team! We sometimes ask potential volunteers to come and meet with us or we may contact you by telephone to discuss the volunteering position with you. When we take you on as a volunteer, you will have a named volunteer supervisor who will provide support and guidance throughout your volunteering and you will also be supported by our Volunteer team. We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses and volunteers receive a monthly newsletter via email, we also hold regular volunteer training sessions and celebrations.