Volunteering opportunities

500+ people already volunteer their time to support bumblebees

Volunteering in any capacity is a great way to share your enthusiasm, skills and ideas whilst having fun and meeting like-minded people.

By volunteering for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust you would also be making a positive contribution to the conservation of bumblebees, wildflowers and the many other parts of our natural world that depend on bees.

All you really need is enthusiasm, a love of wildlife and some time.

Check out the opportunities we currently have on offer in the list below. Your help is greatly appreciated and really will make a difference!

If you would like to get involved somewhere that isn’t on the list below, have other questions about volunteering, or would like to find out if our volunteers can attend your event, please get in touch with us on volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org.


  • Get involved in bumblebee survey work

BBCT runs the national bumblebee recording scheme, BeeWalk, to help us understand bumblebee populations across the UK, and you can help! Visit the Surveys page of our website to find out more about how you can get involved.


  • Get involved in Cornwall, London, Somerset, or Staffordshire

If you live in Cornwall, London, Somerset, or Staffordshire and would like to get involved in representing BBCT at events, doing survey work, raising money, or meeting other local volunteers then e-mail your Local Volunteer Coordinator for more information:

The Cornwall Local Volunteer Coordinator: cornwallvolunteers@bumblebeeconservation.org

The London Local Volunteer Coordinator: londonvolunteers@bumblebeeconservation.org

The Somerset Local Volunteer Coordinator: somersetvolunteers@bumblebeeconservation.org

The Staffordshire Local Volunteer Coordinator: staffordshirevolunteers@bumblebeeconservation.org


  • Get involved in Kent with Making a Buzz for the Coast

Along the north Kent coast, our new project is creating and restoring wild habitats for bumblebees, and we would love for you to take part! We have a variety of volunteering opportunities to do practical conservation work, surveying, and helping at local events, including:

Bumblebee Representative: role profile.

Bumblebee Walks and Talks: role profile.

Please e-mail the project team to find out more about volunteering: mab@bumblebeeconservation.org.


  • Get involved in Derbyshire with Pollinating the Peak

If you live in Derbyshire and would like to get involved with our exciting education and community engagement focused project Pollinating the Peak, please e-mail Rhodri Green, the project’s Community Engagement Officer to find out how to get involved rhodri.green@bumblebeeconservation.org.


  • Stall Assistant – London

Would you like to help our London volunteers raise awareness of bumblebees? If you enjoy talking to people about bumblebees and/or wildlife friendly garden please get in touch to help support our London volunteer team deliver events across London over the summer. Please see the full role profile for further details.

Click here to see the role profile.

E-mail londonvolunteers@bumblebeeconservation.org to apply for this role.


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