Nature Volunteers


Welcome to the Nature Volunteers resources page, here you will find a variety of resources that have been produced by us or collated from across the internet. Please use the drop-down menu to view resources that interest you.

  • Our handy website guides show what you can do on NatureVolunteers.UK.
  • Good news stories are positive environmental outcomes found across the internet.
  • Research includes our own research outputs from Nature Volunteers and any relevant articles we find online.
  • Wildlife at home are our ‘how-to’ guides of how you can help the wildlife around you.
  • Good practice resources include case studies from projects advertised on Nature Volunteers and external resources that promote best practice for project development.

Countryside Job Service Website

The CJS website provides a one-stop shop for everyone in the countryside, conservation, ecology and wildlife sectors. You’ll find adverts for jobs and volunteer placements, there is a daily news service, a full training directory of courses and professional events and a large library of in-depth information covering the whole industry.  Find out more on

Fluorescent pink slug, unique to Australian mountaintop, survives bushfires

A fluorescent pink slug, found only on a single mountaintop in northern New South Wales, has survived the bushfires that burnt through much of its alpine habitat. Around 60 of the brightly coloured Mount Kaputar slugs, which can grow to a size longer than a human hand, were spotted by National Parks and Wildlife Service rangers after recent …

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One million trees to be planted in Cairngorms wildlife project

Plans to plant one million trees in the Cairngorms as part of a major wildlife restoration project have been unveiled. The £5.5m project aims to tackle a decline in salmon numbers, by providing shade on tributaries of the Dee in the Balmoral and Invercauld estates. “The main species of trees involved are alder, willow, rowan, …

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Wildlife Pond

Help the wildlife in your garden by creating a pond! This doesn’t have to be a raised pond complete with pumps and filters, a washing up bowl or deep tray will do. Ponds are used by a variety of wildlife in the garden due to the provision of habitats, cover and food. Depending on the …

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Bug Hotel

Help the wildlife in your garden by building a bug hotel! They can be as big as you like and can be made of natural materials collected in your garden or in your local countryside. Bug hotels provide the perfect habitat for a variety of bees and creepy crawlies – even toads and hedgehogs if …

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Nature Volunteers

Nature Volunteers is a website designed to link people with projects in nature. It has two goals. The first goal is to help people interested in nature volunteering find suitable projects across the UK. The second goal is to help organisations find volunteers and tailor projects to enhance their success. Credit to Joel Richards, Bournemouth …

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