Nature

Join forces with other likeminded people and together you can make a difference.

Nature

Join forces with other likeminded people and together you can make a difference.

Nature

Join forces with other likeminded people and together you can make a difference.

Explore with VICTA

VICTA Activities for 18-29s

Expeditions, international adventures, sports, art, wildlife… whether learning a new skill, taking up a new activity or going on an adventure, the list goes on…

Join

John Muir Environmental Award

Calling all nature lovers. Connect with the environment, enjoy and care for wild places while earning yourself a recognised national award. A fantastic way to delve into nature, give back and feel good about yourself.

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Explore with VICTA

VICTA Activities for 18-29s

Expeditions, international adventures, sports, art, wildlife… whether learning a new skill, taking up a new activity or going on an adventure, the list goes on…

Join

John Muir Environmental Award

Calling all nature lovers. Connect with the environment, enjoy and care for wild places while earning yourself a recognised national award. A fantastic way to delve into nature, give back and feel good about yourself.

Discover

What else is out there

RSPB

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have more than 140 local groups around the UK where you can make new friends, learn about their amazing wildlife and support their work to help give nature a home.

Visit the RSPB website to find out more
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Exploring nature

VICTA families took part in RSPB challenges over lockdown

See what we got up to!

Our Bright Future

Our Bright Future is an ambitious and innovative partnership led by The Wildlife Trusts which brings together the youth and environmental sectors, empowering young people to become skilled and engaged citizens.

Visit the Our Bright Future website to find out more
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Want to take part?

The Wildlife Trust and Our Bright Future have lots of opportunities for you to explore!

Visit their latest opportunities page

Uprising Environmental Leadership Programme

Concerned about environmental issues, such as food waste and fast fashion, but aren’t sure how to make a difference? Their free, online, six month Environmental Leadership Programme could be the place!

Visit the Uprising website to find out more

National
Trust

Fancy helping behind the scenes at one the National Trust’s houses, conserving the landscapes they protect or digging at a real archaeological site? They have a varied programme of working holidays to suit interests and abilities. You’ll meet like minded people and help them make a difference.

Visit the National Trust website to find out more

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a RHS distance learning approved provider, find out about their current opportunities.

Find out about their online courses
Find out about their Certificate, Diploma and Degree Courses

Uprising Environmental Leadership Programme

Concerned about environmental issues, such as food waste and fast fashion, but aren’t sure how to make a difference? Their free, online, six month Environmental Leadership Programme could be the place!

Visit the Uprising website to find out more

National
Trust

Fancy helping behind the scenes at one the National Trust’s houses, conserving the landscapes they protect or digging at a real archaeological site? They have a varied programme of working holidays to suit interests and abilities. You’ll meet like minded people and help them make a difference.

Visit the National Trust website to find out more

Internship – Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a RHS distance learning approved provider, find out about their current opportunities.

Find out more about their online courses
Find out about their Certificate, Diploma and Degree Courses

Volunteering with animal charities

If you’re passionate about animal welfare and conservation, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities for animal lovers. Working with animals in a voluntary capacity is incredibly rewarding. You get to do something that you believe in, all while giving something back to society. No matter the voluntary opportunity you’ll gain important transferable skills in areas such as administration, animal care, campaigning, communication, fundraising, IT, research and teamwork.

RSPCA

The RSPCA specialise in animal rescue and furthering the welfare cause for all animals.

Visit the RSPA website to find out more

The Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest Dog Welfare Charity.

Visit the Dogs Trust website to find out more

PDSA

PDSA is the UK’s leading vet charity, providing free and low-cost treatment to pets in need.

Visit the PDSA website to find out more

Blue Cross for Pets

Visit the Blue Cross website to find out more

Bat Conservation Trust

The Bat Conservation Trust is dedicated to the conservation of bats and their habitats in the UK.

Visit the Bats Conservation Trust website to find out more

Hedgehog Street

Become a hedgehog champion. make sure the hedgehog, the UK’s only spiny mammal, remains a common and familiar part of British life.

Visit the Hedgehog Street website to find out more

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Bumblebees are a critical part of the natural environment. Join in the fight to help save these charming creatures from further population declines.

Visit the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust website to find out more

Enjoying the great outdoors

Forestry England

If you enjoy the outdoors, want to learn new skills, meet new people and be part of our team, why not get involved with your local forest?

Visit the Forestry England website to find out more

Action of Conservation

Building the next generation of nature conservationists.

Visit the Action for Conservation website to find out more

The Conservation Volunteers

Connecting people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both. Join thousands of people and communities across the UK connecting to nature on their doorsteps and contributing to its protection.

Visit the Conservation Volunteers website to find out more

Marine Conservation Society

Join the fight for a cleaner, better protected, healthier ocean: one we can all enjoy.

Visit the Marine Conservation Society website to find out more

National Trust

Ancient woods, dramatic clifftops, wild parklands, trails and landscaped gardens. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a walk at our places.

Visit the National Trust website to find out more

Natural Resources Wales

Looking after our environment for people and nature.

Visit the National Resources Wales website to find out more

Canal & River Trust

Volunteers helps with all aspects of the Trusts’ work to bring canals to life. They always have a large variety of roles available. Take a look to see which one would suit you.

Visit the Canal & River Trust website to find out more
Visit the Welsh website

Woodland Trust

Volunteers are crucial to their work. They couldn’t protect and care for the UK’s woods and trees without you. Get involved.

Visit the Woodland Trust website to find out more
Visit the Welsh website

Walking for Health

Walking for Health offers over 1,800 free, short walks every week. Find your nearest health walk scheme.

Visit the Walking for Health website to find out more

Ramblers Society

The Ramblers is Great Britain’s leading walking charity, celebrating the pleasures of walking and protecting the places people love to walk.

Visit the Ramblers website to join a group
Visit the Ramblers website to volunteer

Disabled Ramblers

The Disabled Ramblers is a small charity working across England and Wales to help make the countryside more accessible to people with limited mobility – which benefits everyone.

Visit the Disabled Ramblers website to find out more

British Disabled Angling Association

Visit the British Disabled Angling Association website to find out more

Royal Horticulture Society

Inspiring everyone to grow.

Visit the Royal Horticulture Society website to find out more

Thrive

Using gardening to change lives.

Visit the Thrive website to find out more

RNIB

RNIB, in partnership with Thrive, have developed a wide range of services providing information and guidance to gardeners who have sight loss.

Visit the RNIB website to find out more

Grow Wild

Kew Gardens outreach initiative that aims to bring people together to enjoy wildflowers and nature.

Visit the Grow Wild UK website to find out more
Visit the Welsh website to find out more

The National Allotment Society

They offer support, guidance and advice to their members and those with an interest in allotment gardening.

Visit the National Allotment Society website to find out more

Social Farms & Gardens

Social Farms & Gardens is a UK wide charity supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together.

Visit the Social Farms & Gardens website to find out more

National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme gives visitors unique access to over 3,600 exceptional private gardens in England and Wales. Find out you can get involved.

Visit the National Garden Scheme website to find out more