Become a Volunteer

At DSWF we pride ourselves on low administration costs and generous funding to save wildlife and we can only achieve this with the constant help and invaluable support of our volunteers. As we continue to develop the work of the Foundation, our need for additional support grows too.


We have an urgent need for:

Our busy education team is looking for a volunteer who would be willing to help with some of the arts and crafts preparation work required for school workshops, for approximately 2 hours a week. Typical tasks will include:

  • Cutting up collage materials/ tiger noses, eyes and ears etc!
  • Cutting out animal shapes from card
  • Cutting up plastic milk jugs into elephants!
  • Photocopying workshop resources and early finisher sheetsThe work can be carried out either at the office in Shalford or could be taken home to complete. We will supply all materials required.If the volunteer was interested (and subject to DBS form approval) there would also be the possibility of joining us on occasional school visits to help out with workshops.For more information or to register your interest please email

DATABASE INPUT SUPPORT at our office in Shalford, Guildford

This role requires good computer and database experience and we would appreciate a regular and consistent weekly slot of working if possible.

Event volunteers to help move and set up artwork for exhibitions and events. The role is quite physical and does include some heavy lifting. Occasional weekday afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Drivers to support events. A current driving licence is essential. Evenings, weekends and occasional weekdays.

Get in touch:

If you feel that you could offer your support please call Natalie Archer on 01483 272323. She will be happy to talk through your skills and the commitment you feel able to offer.

Finally, we would like to make a special dedication to our current volunteers who so generously give up their spare time for wildlife and DSWF – we really couldn’t do it without you!

Become a Regional Volunteer Fundraising Ambassador

The main purpose of this role is to raise funds in support of the conservation projects that DSWF supports. The role involves developing relationships within your local community to raise the profile of DSWF, including

  • Contributing to the overall community fundraising target each year
  • Creating fundraising opportunities with local businesses, community groups and schools
  • Talking to individuals and groups about the work of DSWF
  • Developing good links with local press, ensuring that DSWF Comms team are aware and involved
  • Generating promotional opportunities

This is not an exhaustive list and volunteers may have their own fundraising ideas which should be agreed with the DSWF Community Fundraiser.

In return DSWF will provide full support and guidance with all your endeavours to help raise funds and awareness for the protection of endangered wildlife, including the provision of a comprehensive handbook and support with communications and social media.

We welcome applications from volunteers of all abilities and from all walks of life. All our Regional Volunteer Fundraising Ambassadors are offered a choice of either complimentary annual membership or, if preferred, an annual adoption of their choice. Those who raise in excess of £1,500 in a single year (April-March) will be offered a complimentary ticket to attend DSWF’s annual Black Tie event.

For more information or to apply please contact Marianne Watts on 01483 272323 or email her at

There are also a number of overseas volunteering opportunities through the projects that we support. For more on volunteering in Zambia click here