Wilderness Volunteers

TurnAround Essex

Volunteer For Us

As a Wilderness Foundation UK volunteer you can make a difference:

  • Help troubled young people turn their lives around
  • Work outdoors to help preserve wild spaces
  • Accomplish both goals by working on fundraising and public awareness campaigns
  • Gain the satisfaction of contributing to the wellbeing of our communities and our planet.

Most volunteer opportunities are in and around Essex and the London area but work on fundraising and public awareness can take place remotely.

Our volunteers are vital to running our programmes such as TurnAround:

Volunteer Roles

Work with Young People

Youth Mentors Weekdays

Youth Mentors Weekends/Evenings

Youth mentor volunteers must pass an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service background check. They must also complete child protection training.

These costs are covered by the Wilderness Foundation.

Work Outdoors

Environmental Education Support Volunteer

Allotment Support Worker

Groundskeeper or Gardener

Use Your Skills

Project and Membership Administrator

Marketing and PR Volunteer

Volunteer Management


Events Organiser

Volunteer Quotes

My name is Christine Smith and I volunteered  in the office at the Wilderness Foundation for 7 years.

Having retired I looked for a way that I could give something back to the community. I enjoyed the people and the varied work together with their appreciation of what I did which explains the length of time I volunteered for the organisation. I believe that in a small way I saved individuals time so that the team could continue their valuable work.

Christine Smith, Volunteer of Wilderness Foundation UK

I recently joined the Wilderness Foundation and was immediately welcomed and made to feel part of the team. Whether helping out with maintenance around the grounds; or working with the youth groups and sharing my enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors with them, every day here is different and it’s great fun being part of such an awesome charity!

Josh Tyrrell, Volunteer of Wilderness Foundation UK

How to Apply

To register your interest in a volunteer position, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Completed forms should be returned to our Volunteer Coordinator via email info@wildernessfoundation.org.uk