Kick start your career in conservation

Chainsaw by Rob Appleby

If you're looking for a way to start a career in the wildlife and countryside sector, then the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust can help. We run over 20 structured traineeships a year, across four different areas of environmental work.


We believe in the value of volunteering, and we have policies that guide our work in recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers. We also have a strong commitment to equal opportunities in volunteering.

We have proceedures to make sure you are fairly treated.

30 Days Wild

One of our volunteers Martin Woolner, took up the challenge of doing somethig wild every day in June for 30 Days Wild. Read about his adventures.


Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Please join your local wildlife trust today

Volunteer with us to meet new people, develop new skills, gain valuable experience and benefit the wildlife in your area.

As a volunteer you will be able to:

  • join a network of over 1,300 people committed to maintaining and securing the future of local habitats and species,
  • contribute to our projects while having fun, meeting new friends and learning new skills,
  • choose from a wide range of opportunities, from looking after nature reserves to office work,
  • make a positive contribution to your local area and community, whether urban or rural.

You don’t need to be an expert. We have opportunities at all levels. If you’d like to help but don’t have any experience, relevant training can be provided.


How to volunteer

All of our listings include contact details. Get in touch with the contact person for more information or to sign up.


Volunteers can find out the latest news and updates by signing up to our volunteer newsletter e-Grapevine. Just sign up using our online form.

Key Volunteer resources

If you are a 'Key Volunteer', such as a reserve warden, local group treasurer or group leader, you can download the proceedures and policies you need to operate safely and legally here. You will need a password to access the files. You can get this password by contacting us on 01865 788309 or

Interested in Corporate Volunteering?

Corporate team days are a rewarding and fun experience with fantastic benefits for local wildlife. If you are interested in volunteering with your colleagues, please see our Corporate Team Day page for more details or contact the fundraising team by emailing