If you would like to volunteer with red squirrels, the best thing to do is to either contact your local red squirrel group or a conservation organisation that is working with red squirrels. Click on the links below to find opportunities in different parts of the UK.
Trees for Life – Red Squirrel Reintroduction Project
Our Red Squirrel Reintroduction Project is creating new populations of red squirrels in the northwest Highlands by translocating reds from healthy populations in the central Highlands and Moray. We need volunteers each spring and autumn to help with baiting feeders and there may be opportunities to take part in translocations as well.
Contact email@example.com to learn more about volunteering opportunities.
Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels
The Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project is working to protect red squirrels in Scotland through controlling grey squirrels and monitoring reds. There are opportunities to take part in squirrel surveys, to trap grey squirrels and various other tasks.
Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership
This project is working to protect red squirrels in central Wales through controlling grey squirrels and monitoring reds. There are opportunities to take part in squirrel surveys, to monitor reds at feeding stations, to trap grey squirrels and various other tasks.
Red Squirrels United – nationwide
Red Squirrels United is a new project beginning in 2017. The Wildlife Trusts are hoping to recruit large numbers of people across the country to help monitor both red and grey squirrels. Tasks include recording squirrel sightings, monitoring feeders and camera traps for reds, controlling greys and helping with education initiatives.
Local squirrel groups
There are red squirrel groups in many parts of the country and many offer opportunities for local people to get involved in monitoring. Contact your local group to find out more: