There’s never been a more important time for you to use your talent, expertise and enthusiasm to help rewild Britain.
Everyone in our small team is passionate about their role in helping secure a wilder and brighter future: they share our stories, engage and nurture our supporters, campaign and influence policy, develop scientific evidence, engage, connect and support landowners, promote our cause and secure our funding.
Our team is led by our vision and our values, working together as the only Britain-wide rewilding organisation to reverse the loss of biodiversity and devastating climate change.
We are ambitious. If you are too, we’d love to hear from you.
Our current vacancies:
Sorry, we currently have no vacancies. Do take a look at the volunteering idea and actions you can take below to help rewilding in your local area.
Volunteer with us:
Thank you for your support and interest in our work. While we’re currently unable to offer any volunteer opportunities with us, here are five ways you can help the rewilding movement and places to look:
- Sign up to The Rewilding Network
There may be practical, hands-on opportunities in your area. Our Rewilding Network, set to launch this autumn, will connect up rewilding projects and provide advice and support along the way. This will include on the ground projects, local community action and group administration — so we hope there will be growing opportunities for volunteers to get involved. Please, sign up to our e‑newsletter to stay up-to-date on our Rewilding Network as it develops.
- Rewild your garden
If you are lucky enough to have a garden (or connections to one at school or allotments) have a look here at some top tips for rewilding your own small space.
- Take local action
Make sure you’re keeping your local MPs and Councillors up to speed with any rewilding opportunities in your local area. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you can ask your local council, for example, how much public money is being spent on removing habitats for verge-cutting and maintaining green-spaces. Having this figure is very helpful in gaining local support for less mowing and more rewilding. Or perhaps you could question their use of pesticides or ask how they loan support to community-led growing initiatives?
- Think about hedges
Hedges are a really simple way to include greenery, food and habitat in urban areas. The UK has lost tens of thousands of miles of hedging since the 1950s. Can you see somewhere in your community that would benefit from native hedging? Have you spotted a hedge that needs some TLC? Speak to local landowners and neighbours to organise a community project to improve it.
- Spread the word
Through word of mouth, sharing our social media posts or even giving talks to local groups, we can all help more people to understand the potential benefits rewilding brings to us all. We’ve got plenty of resources to help you.
Other places to look:
There may be a local community group you can join — or perhaps you can start one! Have a look on your council’s website and ask around on your local community’s Facebook group if you have one (they’re a great way to rally people to local causes!). Your local Wildlife Trust is likely to point you to local opportunities too.
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Main image: Starfish — Linda Pitkin