Natural England has almost 3,000 volunteers across the country, offering help on National Nature Reserves (NNRs) and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), providing expert advice on protected species to members of the public and helping with projects or administration.
The case studies below illustrate just some of the varied roles our volunteers perform:
Volunteer batwardens help regional teams by giving advice to members of the public who have discovered bats in their property.
The roles mentioned above are certainly what the majority of Natural England's volunteers do - you could say that they are our speciality. However, some teams also offer the chance of project based or office/administration work.