Wilderness Volunteers

TurnAround Essex

Volunteer Roles

Wilderness Foundation UK volunteers make a difference.

  • Some help troubled young people turn their lives around.
  • Some work outdoors to help preserve wild spaces.
  • Some accomplish both goals by working on fundraising and public awareness campaigns.
  • All 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. Work on fundraising and public awareness can take place anywhere.

Volunteer Quotes

My name is Christine Smith and I have volunteered  in the office at the Wilderness Foundation since April 2014.

Having retired I looked for a way that I could give something back to the community. I enjoy the people and the varied work together with their appreciation of what I do which explains the length of time I have volunteered for the organization. I believe that in a small way I am saving individuals time so that the team can 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

Work with Young People

Youth Mentor: All current positions are taken.

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


Fundraiser/Marketeer (anywhere in the UK)

Designer/PPT/Webinar specialist (anywhere in the UK)


Events Organiser


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