Volunteering in the Carbon Landscape

Volunteer team with their new fence on Little Woolden

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We recognise that volunteers are at the heart of nature conservation here in the UK.  To help us fulfil our aims in creating a bigger, better, more joined up Carbon Landscape we need you!

Our occasional and regular volunteering opportunities are a great way for you to discover and take ownership of a hidden wildlife haven right on your doorstep.

Throughout Wigan, Salford and Warrington there are a huge variety of different volunteering opportunities involving all aspects of the Carbon Landscape project.  These include practical habitat & site management, biological recording, Inspiring & supporting local communities, assisting innovative educational sessions and helping deliver fun and inspirational events.  Work together with likeminded people and develop new skills and knowledge that you can use to inspire a wider community.

Join us in making history by celebrating our heritage, sharing stories and restoring an ancient landscape once transformed by industry.  Together, help us leave the legacy of a healthier, biodiverse and a more connected future for wildlife to thrive and people to enjoy.

There is no experience necessary to volunteer on the Carbon Landscape and everyone is welcome.

We rely on the help of volunteers, who enable us to carry out work we simply wouldn't be able to do without them. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, gain new skills and build your CV, so get in touch today!

Go above and beyond

Volunteer rewards and recognition

Volunteering on the Carbon Landscape can be enjoyed by people from all walks of life and whatever your motivations, meeting new people, sharing your expertise, developing your career or to help protect the future of wildlife, we will strive to find the right volunteer opportunities for you.  Get an inside look at the Carbon Landscape and develop new skills through various projects within the Carbon Landscape and our free, extensive training program. Join us in celebrating our Carbon Landscape volunteers through awards, events and an annual conference where we can share our experiences and support our growing network of volunteers.  

The Three levels to the training that you can access are explained below:

Work Placements

We are recruiting for long term work placements to support all aspects of the Carbon Landscape.  The placements will be suited to enthusiastic individuals with an energetic, ‘can do’ attitude, a passion for learning new skills, who are committed and have an understanding of this important landscape for both people and wildlife. Placements will work closely with the Carbon Landscape programme team to develop the relevant skills and knowledge to pursue a career in conservation sector and to become Landscape Champions. 

Landscape Champions

Through our work placements and volunteering alike, you can become a Wildlife Champion and take further ownership of your local home for nature.  Our Wildlife Champions will mentor, inspire and upskill volunteers, organise and lead activities and share their sense of pride by promoting the Carbon Landscape.

A key role of a Landscape Champion is to secure the legacy of our journey after the life of the Carbon Landscape Project and on into the future. 

In return our Landscape Champions will gain access to our bespoke training package, which is aimed at securing the legacy of the project and ensuring that our Landscape Champions can continue supporting their local communities in providing a home for nature.

Become a Landscape Champion and help secure a home for wildlife into the future by supporting volunteers and local wildlife groups.   

Below are the 3 routes that you can take to become a Landscape Champion:

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