Volunteer with us

Volunteer!

Our volunteers are critical to the success of our mission to protect wildlife across Birmingham and the Black Country. Without the thousands of hours they donate each year, we wouldn't be able to conserve hundreds of sites and acres of greenspace, protecting habitats and surveying flora and fauna. 

When you volunteer it's a win for wildlife, and a win for you! Research by the University of Essex  showed volunteering with The Wildlife Trusts improved people's mental wellbeing in 6-12 weeks - Check out the full report at wildlifetrusts.org/health 

You don't need any expert knowledge or experience to volunteer at one of our reserves, just turn up on one of the scheduled work days. Please contact the reserve officer if you have any questions beforehand.

As well as valuable conservation work we also welcome volunteers with specific skills on office placements. Current and recent volunteers have brought and developed their skills in everything from database entry & management to graphic design, social media scheduling and blog writing. Please send your CV to info@bbcwildlife.org.uk if you are interested in an office placement.

8,000 volunteers
35,600 volunteer hours per year
1,869 hectares habitat improved in 16/17

These are just a few of the roles volunteers help us with

If you want to help please contact us on 0121 523 0094 or email info@bbcwildlife.org.uk

Conservation Heroes

Volunteers at Hill hook nature reserve

Can you help us look after amazing spaces and fantastic wildlife sites, undertake wildlife surveys in the field or monitor wildlife populations?

Fantastic Fundraisers

shoots growing from coins

Volunteers can help raise vital funds by collecting donation boxes & organising community fundraising events.

Communication Careers

camera, laptop and plant

We need photography, film & journalism enthusiasts to research & write articles, create content for social media, keep our website up to date and find innovative ways to share our stories. All work will be credited to you for your portfolio.

Wildlife Ambassadors

Showing a child a wormery

Credit: Eva Phillips

Can you inspire people with your love of wildlife and wild spaces? Help us engage families and communities at events all year round

Planning People

Young Hedgehog

Help us screen, scan and respond to planning applications so we can be the voice of wildlife

Business Support Champions

John, one of our membership volunteers

Credit: Eva Phillips

Volunteers are invaluable in keeping our databases up to date, phones answered, leaflets and posters distributed and paperwork under control!