How You Can Help

We offer many different ways for you to support us so that no matter what your circumstances are there is a way you can make a difference to the people, places and wildlife around you. If you click on any of the links below you will be taken to a page with more information. Our goal is that everyone who visits our website can use at least one of these methods to support our work and finds it easy to do so, so please be a part of making our work in Teesside continue and find the option below that works best for you!


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Volunteering mainly involves improving the nature reserves and green spaces of the area for both nature and the public, but we also have a range of other opportunities including surveying species, assisting at promotional events and educational activities. No previous experience is necessary and tasks can be adapted to suit your own abilities. Please visit the volunteering page for further information.

Become a member

Becoming a member of the Trust is a way to show that you care about local wildlife and want to ensure we can continue our work long-term, and costs watch groupfrom a little as £1 per month! When you join us you will receive an welcome pack, lots of information on where to go and what you can see, and a free subscription to our magazine which is published 3 times a year. Please visit the membership page to find out more and to join.


GiveAsYouLiveYou can now raise donations for us at absolutely no cost to you! Give as you Live is a fantastic new service that gives us a percentage of your usual shopping, from the retailer. Before you leave our website please do register with this service! Please visit the donations page for further information.

Foreign Money

If you have just returned from your summer holiday with a pocket full of Euros or found old five pence pieces down the back of the couch, please drop them off at one of our events or in to our office at Margrove Heritage Centre and we can turn these in to donations for local projects!


You can donate a one-off amount via Paypal online using the button at the top of this page, by Just Giving via text or by cash/cheque in post or in person at our offices or at one of our events. Providing a donation is commitment-free!

Bird Food

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If you enjoy feeding the birds, you can buy food direct from Vine House Farm and they will make a donation to us at no extra cost to you!

Leave a legacy

There’s a Living Legend in all of us: leaving a legacy to Tees Valley Wildlife Trust helps us protect the threatened species and fragile places we all love for the future. For guidance on how you can ensure that your legacy is left to the people, places and wildlife of Teesside, please see our legacy page.

Sign up for  our Newsletter

You can sign up to our new ‘Ways to Stay Wild’ mailing list for details of our events and upcoming opportunities by entering your email address here (TVWT will never sell your contact details to another organization and never share your data with other charities for marketing purposes.)


Membership benefits


By becoming a member of Tees Valley Wildlife Trust together we can act for our wildlife now and ensure it’s here for future generations to enjoy. 100% of your contribution will be spent locally to benefit local wildlife, people and places close to your heart and your home. TO JOIN ONLINE CLICK HERE! Due to Covid…


Nature reserve volunteers We welcome enquiries from potential new members, as volunteers are a vital part of the team caring for the nature reserves and green spaces throughout the area. The Wildlife Trust runs teams of volunteers who carry out a variety of practical tasks on these sites improving them for wildlife and for public…
Donate old coins

Foreign Coins and Banknotes

Donate your old foreign coins and bank notes to help the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. Contact Jody on 01287 636382 for more information.

Corporate Membership

We are a small charity dedicated to Teesside, but we have a big profile, an extensive network of supporters and an excellent reputation – locally and nationally. Everyone knows that healthy businesses rely on attracting and retaining customers, but connecting with us will help you stand out from the crowd. We are not just a…


If you would like to make a donation via Paypal  just click here.  ‘Give as you Live’ is a new and completely free way for people to donate to us via online shopping. You can install a ‘shopping bar’ so that whenever you are shopping online you simply type in a store or scroll down the list to see…

Amazon Smile

Amazon will give 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT and other shipping fees) of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.
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The Wildlife Trusts Official Clothing Store

The Wildlife Trusts Official Clothing store helps support the Trusts work and includes Gifts, Women, Mens and Children’s clothes and Accessories as well as beautiful Art Prints. Visit the shop now

Our Fundraising Promise and Privacy Policy

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Privacy Policy and Fundraising Promise (last revised August 2018) In light of recent press stories about charity fundraising we would like to reassure our supporters that our policies and procedures around data protection fully abide by current laws as well as best fundraising practices set out by the Fundraising Regulator. Our…

Write to your MP

I need your help My home is under threat and there are fewer places to find food every day. And I’m not alone: thousands of birds, insects and other animals across England are finding it harder and harder to survive. Plants and trees are under pressure too. The Wildlife Trusts and friends have convinced Westminster Government of the need…

Take action for insects

New guide encourages us all to take urgent action for insects The Wildlife Trusts and partners launch new practical initiative to help insects and reverse sharp declines in their populations A FREE downloadable Guide to Taking Action for Insects is packed with easy to follow practical tips for the garden and the home With a…

Go WILD with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

Continue your wild adventure We hope that you had a fantastic time during June, taking part in 30 Days Wild with The Wildlife Trusts. 30 Days Wild may be over, but hopefully your wild month has inspired you to get outdoors as much as you can throughout the year. There’s so much to see all year…

Your local Wildlife needs your help!

Fundraising for Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is a great way of helping to protect the wildlife you love while having fun! Every penny, however it is raised, really does make a difference to wildlife on your doorstep. We have lots of ideas for fundraising at home too, so in these difficult times you can continue…
Vine House Farm

Vine House Farm Bird Food

Twice as good! When buying your bird food and bird feeding accessories from Vine House Farm Bird Foods, you are not only caring for the wild birds in your garden, but also looking after the wildlife and wild places where you live as every sale generates funding for Tees Valley Wildlife Trust.   So it’s twice as good…
Charity Will Week

Leave a legacy

Don’t leave the future to chance. Leave a legacy for wildlife & protect our inheritance. We are very fortunate in the Tees Valley to have such a wonderful array of urban wildlife and habitats on our doorstep. Leaving a legacy to Tees Valley Wildlife Trust helps us protect the threatened species and fragile places we…