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DSWF is incredibly fortunate to have a passionate team of individuals,  who voluntarily give up their free time in support of its work to fight wildlife crime. The Foundation could not achieve what it does without these special people who share its values and commitment to protecting endangered species.

If you are interested in volunteering with DSWF, please look at the areas and activities our volunteers support us with below, and the skills we are always in need of. Ideally we are looking for regular hours per week or month over a longer period of time, to make training and equipment cost effective and for relationships to develop.

Paid opportunities to work for DSWF will be advertised on the Careers page

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Office Support

We welcome support from those who are able to join us in our Shalford office (near Guildford), to help with some of the day-to-day admin that is vital to keep the Foundation running. Activities might include but are not limited to website support, PR, graphic design, data entry, fundraising, research, and animal adoption fulfilment.

Key skills of interest include:

  • WordPress website knowledge
  • SEO copywriting
  • Adobe Suite design skills
  • PR & influencer experience
  • Fundraising experience
  • Telemarketing
  • General Office Administration
  • Excel spreadsheet manipulation & data entry
  • Online research
  • Gardening (someone has to keep our rewilding project in check!)
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Event Volunteering

As a small team, we are always on the lookout for volunteers to help at our various events including the Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition in London, the annual Wildlife Ball, Challenge events such as the London Marathon and local community events.

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How to Apply

If you are interested in volunteering with DSWF, please email us with your CV, and a Cover Letter (no more than 2x A4 pages) explaining why you wish to work for DSWF, what roles or skills you can offer, how you would like to help and your weekly availability.

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Internship Opportunities

An internship is a great way of gaining fantastic experience as an integral part of a busy conservation NGO, whilst providing invaluable support to our core team and work.

Due to our small size, DSWF is limited in its ability to offer regular internships, and any positions that do become available will be advertised via the Careers page on our website and on social media.

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Create Your Own Fundraiser

Be a force for change and support DSWF by fundraising and inspiring others to help protect wildlife. Here are some ideas to help you create your very own a fundraising challenge.

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Challenge Events

Take on a safe, organised challenge alongside other DSWF wildlife warriors. We can put you in touch with others so you feel part of the pack! Choose one of our challenges that suits your ability and interests whilst raising vital funds for conservation.

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Careers at DSWF

DSWF is a highly effective wildlife conservation charity which supports ground-based conservation projects across Africa and Asia. Our UK team is based from our office in Shalford, near Guildford, UK. See current vacancies here.

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