Other volunteering opportunities

Employee volunteering

If you are looking for team building projects then there are opportunities for small groups (up to 8 people) to join existing conservation work parties taking place on our nature reserves carrying out a variety of tasks and activities throughout the year.

To discuss options further, please contact:
Andy Neilson, Reserves Officer, on 0116 248 7360
or email: aneilson@lrwt.org.uk

For team building projects at Rutland Water Nature Reserve, please call 01572 720049 or email: volunteering@rutlandwater.org.uk

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

There are opportunities at Rutland Water Nature Reserve to undertake activities that will help towards achieving an Award.

For further information please call 01572 720049 or email: volunteering@rutlandwater.org.uk

School work experience placements

We are able to offer a limited number of school work experience placements each year.

For work experience placements at Rutland Water Nature Reserve please call
01572 720049  or email: volunteering@rutlandwater.org.uk

Planning Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to carry out an initial sift through planning applications and relevant consultations that are sent to the Trust. This will then advise Trust staff on which planning applications need to be looked at in closer detail.

Ideally we are looking for someone:

  • With knowledge of the planning system
  • With knowledge of wildlife legislation and guidance e.g. Wildlife and Countryside Act, National Planning Policy Framework, the Government’s 25 year plan
  • With time to look through applications as and when they are sent to us – this could be on a weekly basis
  • With flexibility to look at some applications / consultations at short notice – some are sent to us with very little time before deadlines

We can provide a computer in our office in Leicester, however, this is also something that can be carried out at home if you wish.

Please contact Claire Install if you are interested or would like more information - cinstall@lrwt.org.uk 


Unfortunately there are no surveying opportunities at present. 

If you wish to carry out survey work, or would like to improve your identification skills, please look at joining a local natural history group in the subject your are interested in.  More information can be found here.