We own two nature reserves on the Lizard; North Predannack Downs Nature Reserve and Windmill Farm Nature Reserve. The management and maintenance of these reserves is undertaken by a dedicated team of staff and the occasional volunteer work party. Our conservation work party events are often organised by our Local Groups and involve things like scrub clearance and coppicing.
To find out if there are any work party events in your area please visit the 'what's on' page on our website and search for 'Work party' in the 'Type of event' search field.
Other than these occasional work parties on our nature reserves, we are unable to offer casual conservation work to volunteers, however we do have full time nature reserve volunteer positions available, working across Cornwall within the Nature Reserve Estates Team, details below.
Trainee Wardens with Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Cornwall Wildlife Trust offer full-time nature reserve volunteer (trainee warden) positions. Become one of the team of full time volunteers working both independently and alongside staff out on our nature reserves. By joining us you will support the work of the Mid and West Cornwall Reserves Officers and develop your knowledge and skills in practical habitat and reserve management. You'll benefit from a training package to meet your needs including theory and vocational courses, qualifications in chainsaw, tractor, first aid, brushcutter and pesticides.
A passion for nature conservation, a commitment of 12 months, and a full UK driving licence are essential. Previous experience and a relevant qualification desirable. For more information visit our website or contact Rich Moore: (01872) 240777 ex. 216.
Volunteering for the Wildlife Trust is very rewarding and beneficial for both you and us. Volunteers have always been, and will always be, important to Cornwall Wildlife Trust. Volunteers bring a wide variety of skills, expertise and experience, complemented by their enthusiasm for and commitment to wildlife.
There are many volunteering opportunities available with the Wildlife Trust, ranging from diving surveys to administrative office-based work. For more information browse the other volunteering pages on this website or visit the Cornwall Wildlife Trust website.