We’re always on the look out for enthusiastic and dynamic volunteers who want to join the team and help us out in different ways.
Our volunteer positions usually involve helping with fundraising and general administration. We occasionally require research skills to help with individual campaigns. Volunteers never take part in campaigns overseas and are never involved in undercover investigations.
If you are interested in volunteering please complete the volunteer application on the contact form.
Here’s what some of our volunteers have to say about their time here
I have always been interested in the environment, and ultimately chose to study it as part of my master’s degree in Anthropology, Environment and Development.
Upon graduating I wanted to gain some experience in the environmental sector, so I could improve my knowledge and learn more about the practicalities of working in this field.
Through volunteering at EIA I have had the opportunity to contribute to numerous projects, including those focused on palm oil sustainability and illegal wildlife trade. This has allowed me to build on my own research skills, whilst providing me with an insight as to what is involved at each stage of an investigation and how it all comes together.
While I was doing my degree, I developed a deep interest in the protection of the environment and especially in the battle against environmental crime.
After graduating, I decided to do some volunteer work to gain knowledge and experience in this field and EIA seemed the place to be.
Over the 10 months I was at EIA, my expectations were fulfilled. I had the chance to explore and learn about researching and investigating the illegal wildlife and timber trade, which I would not have had in any other circumstance.
Moving to London for a career in advertising, I soon became aware of opportunities to be involved with a passion of mine, wildlife. Or, to be more precise, the protection of wildlife.
Answering a call for volunteers, I began helping EIA with design and copy. Later, probably because they were short staffed (but I prefer to think a good judge of character!), I was fortunate to be involved in other valuable areas such as fundraising and research – and just as fortunate to meet passionate people from all walks of life who shared a belief – the natural world is for the benefit of all.
I’ve helped EIA, save for the occasional break, for 28 years. It’s still the same old place. Full of committed, driven people committed to creating change through knowledge and giving wildlife a seat at the table.