Volunteering - Events & Activities

Interested in helping children to learn through play about the natural world or in assisting with the wide variety of general events (both indoor and outdoor) and meetings that we organise? If so, please have a look at the volunteering opportunities below......

Events Volunteers

We are always looking for more people to help at our events and support our presence at regional shows. From putting up gazebos and serving tea to chatting to our supporters about our work, there's always something to do!

For more information, please contact Rachel Hibberd at r.hibberd@herefordshirewt.co.uk / 01432 356872

WildPlay volunteers

We are always looking for new enthusiastic adults and young people (you can be a Mini Ranger over the age of 14 years) to get involved with the WildPlay project. If you are looking to get more involved in your community and love to play outdoors please get in touch with Katrina Preston on 01432 356 872 or email k.preston@herefordshirewt.co.uk.

Wildlife WATCH Leaders

Wildlife WATCH is the junior branch of the Wildlife Trusts and is an exciting way of introducing young people to wildlife and the natural world in their own local communities;

  • opening young peoples eyes to their surroundings,
  • helping children appreciate and understand their environment,
  • involving children in the future,
  • creating awareness for their local environment.

WATCH groups are run by parents and local volunteers. If you would like to set up a WATCH group, or would like to help out at an existing group, we can offer training and support (CRB check required). 

For more information, please contact Katrina Preston k.preston@herefordshirewt.co.uk / 01432 356 872

Family & Education Volunteers

Salary: This is an unpaid, voluntary role but travel expenses can be reimbursed in accordance with our volunteering policy

Location: Queenswood Country Park & Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve

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A fantastic opportunity for volunteers to help shape an exciting new events and education programme for children at Queenswood Country Park and Bodenham Lake. Get involved, and help connect children to nature in Herefordshire!

We are super-excited to be able to welcome enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to engaging children with nature at Queenswood Country Park & Bodenham Lake Nature Reserve. Both these sites are soon to be managed by a partnership between Herefordshire Wildlife Trust and Herefordshire New Leaf, with an exciting array of events, Forest School and WildPlay sessions being held throughout 2016.

The bulk of commitment will be duing the school holidays, with a particular emphasis on the Easter and summer holiday seasons.

As this role is working with children and young people, all successful applicants will be required to complete a full DBS check. Training for event management and managing groups of children will be provided. All applicants must be 18 years old or above.

If you are able to commit to help with running our events for children, then please do get in touch with Katrina Preston preferably by email. Please provide information on any relevant experience you may hold, although applications will be accepted from individuals with no prior direct experience.

Contact details:

Katrina Preston, Engagement Manager, Herefordshire Wildlife Trust


Phone: 01432 356 872