Our volunteer wardens are the eyes and ears of our Nature Reserves and play a special role within Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.We are currently seeking to recruit new wardens for a number of sites with vacancies.

Your Responsibilities

At the most basic level, the volunteer wardens tend to be people who regularly visit the nature reserve local to them. Many simply walk around and report back if they see anything out of the ordinary; if trees have fallen blocking paths but many want to get more involved.
Some undertake practical management or lead volunteer group, some are more interested in recording the wildlife they see and others get involved in leading guided walks or raising money towards the management of the site.

Our Support

We can provide support from our Reserve Managers and Estates Team. We are also able to offer some training opportunities to enhance your role.  We host an annual meeting for Wardens. We also keep wardens informed of anything that is happening on their reserve.  We often have more than one warden, especially on the larger sites.


We will let you know of a series of sites over the next few months. At the moment we are collating the annual reports for our woodland sites and are reminded that we have vacancies at:

Peppercombe Wood, Urchfont

A small piece of ancient woodland just on the edge of Urchfont. The wood slopes steeply down to a small brook. This would particularly suit an individual who lives locally and regularly walks in the area and can report back. We undertake minimum management on this site but have replaced gates and rebuilt parts of the paths when they washed away when a large tree fell.

If you are interested in either of these roles please contact [email protected] with 'warden' in the subject line.

Before attending, please ensure you have registered as a volunteer by filling out our volunteer registration form.