Education Volunteers

Volunteering with the Education Team

Learning and discovery is fundamental to our work and at the heart of our vision for a Living Landscape in Leicestershire and Rutland. Volunteering with the Education Team will enable you to inspire an interest and understanding of wildlife and nature in the next generation!

An Education Volunteer is someone who:

  • enjoys working with children
  • is enthusiastic 
  • concerned about the environment 
  • enjoys being outdoors. 

Previous experience working with children is desirable. No expert wildlife knowledge is required to start, and volunteers will receive support and guidance from Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust Staff.


There are different volunteering opportunities with our Environmental Education in schools and with our junior wing of the Trust - Wildlife Watch:

Volunteer Education Assistants - Support Education Officers with delivering Environmental Education Workshops in primary schools.

Wildlife Watch Leaders - Plan, organise and run Wildlife Watch monthly meetings.

Wildlife Watch Event Volunteers - help run children's activities at Wildlife Watch Family events and at other events across the two counties.

All Education Volunteers are required to complete an application form, provide two referees and attend an informal interview. For more information and how to apply follow the links above.

Volunteers aged 16 - 25 can gain accreditation of their hours through Vinspired (the national youth volunteering charity).