Wilderness Volunteers

TurnAround Essex

“Volunteering is at the very core of being a human.
No one has made it through life without someone else’s help. “

Heather French Henry

Our Volunteer Roles…

Work with Young People

Day Programme Youth Mentors
Weekdays AM/PM

1-2-1 Youth Mentors
Weekends AM/PM Weekdays Evenings

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

These costs are covered by the Wilderness Foundation.

Work Outdoors

Environmental Education Support Volunteer
Weekdays AM/PM

Allotment Support Worker
Weekdays AM

Groundskeeper or Gardener 
Weekdays AM/PM

Use Your Skills

Project and Membership Administrator
Weekdays AM/PM

Marketing and PR
Weekdays AM/PM

Volunteer Management
Weekdays AM/PM

Videographer/Photographer/Events Organiser

Our volunteers are vital to running our programmes, including:

  • Helping troubled young people turn their lives around
  • Working outdoors to help preserve wild spaces
  • Working on fundraising and public awareness campaigns
  • Gaining the satisfaction of contributing to the wellbeing of people and the planet

Most volunteer opportunities are in and around Essex and the London area but some volunteering roles can be done remotely.


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