Take part in our Hedgehog Survey
Information for Students and Volunteers
Essex Wildlife Trust has over 2000 volunteers that help out with a variety of tasks, from admin work and helping to run our visitor centres, to practical conservation work and helping with surveys. At the records centre we are dependent on our volunteers for much of our survey work, and they also assist us in data collation and digitisation, planning surveys and mapping the results.
Most of our survey work is done between March and September, but some surveys can be done in the winter months and data collation and analysis takes place all year round.
Get involved! Join the Essex Wildlife Trust survey team
- For a summary of the surveys we do please see our survey leaflet, or click here for more details of individual surveys.
- If you are interested in data collation or project work please contact us for details, or see our projects page
- Attend our annual volunteer day to find out more and talk to conservation staff
- Attend a training course to improve your identification skills
- Send us your species records via our online recording forms, or via email
Essex Wildlife Trust welcomes applications from students wishing to undertake project work, and from other interested volunteers. We have a variety of potential projects available, from short term projects that would suit students looking for dissertation work, to longer term monitoring and group projects. We also welcome applications from students with their own project ideas.
Interested in surveying? Click here to find out more.
Please contact us if you are interested in a particular project, or if you have a project idea.
Get involved! Projects for volunteers
Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre will be working with the Freshwater Habitats Trust to roll out the nationwide PondNet project in Essex in early 2017.
Essex Wildlife Trust holds a number of diaries from Anthony Hurrell, who kept detailed records of the birds that he ringed at his Essex home for decades.
Essex Wildlife Trust has a number of butterfly transects set up on its reserves, many of which have been running for some years.
Orchards East is an exciting new HLF funded project to survey orchards in the East of England region. Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre is working with other records centres... more
Essex Wildlife Trust has been working with the invertebrate conservation charity Buglife on their B-Lines initiative, identifying and developing wildflower-rich habitats across Essex as... more