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Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust




Volunteer Roles

JOB: Roaming Engager

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

PAY: Suitable uniform provided*

FOR: WWT

What will you be doing? Moving or positioning yourself around the site (outdoors) in order to talk to visitors about what is of interest there at that time; Greeting visitors, understanding their needs, empathising with them, showing them what you have to show them, and then telling them ‘what else is on’; Engaging with visitors by using a range of appropriate techniques. Who are we looking for? No previous experience is required as training will be provided.  However this role will suit you if you have a love of wildlife and the outdoors; Experience either in an educational setting or in an environment involving children would be an advantage; A friendly and approachable manner, confident in talking to members of the public of all ages. *Discount available at cafe and shop on volunteering days. One or two days a week during school holidays and/or weekends. ASK: For further details and to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2uCalbx If you have any questions please send them to: sam.hodgkinson@wwt.org.uk

JOB: Animal Care - Birds

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Castle Espie

PAY: Training*

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

What will you be doing? Assisting with the day-to-day management of waterfowl exhibits including exhibit maintenance and practical working; assisting the Aviculture team with animal management including feeding, health checks and species audits; assisting with the rearing of young birds and the breeding programme; assisting with tours of the duckery and Living Collections. One or two days per week. *Appropriate training provided, WWT uniform for regular volunteering, discount in shop and cafe on days of volunteering, free entry to all WWT Centres throughout the UK. Who are we looking for? Previous experience of animal husbandry is desirable but not essential. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn, are able to work as part of a team or on their own. In order to carry out this role, you will need:  interest in gaining experience in animal keeping and conservation; ability to work independently or as part of a team; good communication skills. Driving licence would be an advantage. To be practical and physically able. You must be 18 years or over to carry-out this role. ASK: Please contact: sam.hodgkinson@wwt.org.uk

JOB: Reserves Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Washington Wetland Centre, Tyne & Wear, NE38

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1 - 2 days per week. A very rewarding experience and ideal for those considering work within the conservation sector. Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. By working as part of the reserves volunteer team you will assist with the management of all aspects of the nature reserve. This will help to provide our wildlife with the most beneficial of habitats and provide visitors with a great day out and encourage them to engage with and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. You will be: removing invasive plant species; assisting with maintenance of hedges and trees; assisting with maintenance of meadows; creating and maintaining infrastructure such as pathways and hides; creating and maintaining wildlife habitat including ponds, woodland and meadows; assisting with wildlife and wildflower surveys. ASK: To find out more please contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Grounds Gardening

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Washington Wetland Centre, Tyne & Wear, NE38

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1 - 2 days per week. By working as part of the grounds volunteer team you will assist with the maintenance of all aspects of gardening within the grounds at Washington in order to exhibit our waterfowl & mammals from around the world to the highest standards. You will be: assisting with development & maintenance of visitor centre grounds; assisting with planting, weeding & pruning; helping us maintain our visitor infrastructure to a high standard incl path clearance, & furnishings; welcoming & engaging visitors; ensuring the safety, welfare & enjoyment of the visiting public; promoting the work of WWT to all visitors. No formal quals are required, however, this role would suit you if you have exp or understanding of gardening & conservation. You will need to be practical & physically able. You will be able to work in a team of staff & volunteers, proactive & able to work with min supervision. ASK: To find out more contact Amy Hannan amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Family Activities Assistant - Arts and Crafts

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & discounts

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

1/2 - 1 day a week. You will take on a wide variety of roles in assisting with the organisation & delivery of arts & crafts during key seasonal events & smaller activities for the visiting public throughout the year. You will be assisting the learning team (staff & volunteers) to engage our visitors through the medium of arts & crafts. A key focus of your role will be to assist with the organisation & delivery of arts & craft themed activities throughout the year. Provide centre support through the preparation of arts & craft materials & resources for activities & seasonal events i.e. half-terms, Easter, summer holidays, Halloween, Christmas, weekends etc. ASK: To find out more contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420

JOB: Canoe Safari Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & benefits*

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

We need friendly, outgoing people to help with the canoe safari operation, ensuring that our visitors feel part of something amazing. What will you be doing? Assisting the staff to give health and safety briefings, covering all of the aspects of canoe safety applicable to Martin Mere canoe safari. Assisting with providing instruction and advice to visitors on using the canoe safely and to ensure buoyancy aids are fitted correctly paying particular attention to the sensitivities of older people and children. To ensure health and safety instructions and standards are strictly adhered to. Assisting the staff with handling money taken for canoe trips. Illustrating the use of canoes and paddles, including demonstrating. 1 or 2 days per week. *Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. Training opportunities will be provided. Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge. ASK: To find out more please contact Amy Hannan on amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk or 07584171420.

JOB: Welcome Team - Visitor Services

BE4: N / A

LOC: Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Burscough, Lancashire

PAY: Training & benefits*

FOR: The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

By providing an excellent visitor experience as a member of the Visitor Services Team, you will be encouraging our visitors to make the most of their visit to Martin Mere centre, and to understand and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. What will you be doing? Acting as the first point of contact for all visitors to Martin Mere, providing them with a warm welcome along with appropriate information to aid their visit. Conducting specific talks to the public, scripts and training are provided. Conducting guided walks of the grounds and the reserve when required again, training is provided. Recruiting new members to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Benefits: *This is an excellent opportunity to work within an internationally important wetland site. Suitable uniform is provided to all regular volunteers. Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering. Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge. Time commitment 1 – 2 days a week. ASK: Contact: Amy Hannan, 07584171420 amy.hannan@wwt.org.uk

JOB: Welcome Team - Information Desk

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli, SA14 9SH

PAY: Uniform and training*

FOR: WWT

We believe the best way for people to understand & connect to wetlands is to experience them, so we bring awe-inspiring nature up close & let it do the talking. People feel part of something amazing & are motivated to make a difference. By providing an excellent visitor experience, you will be encouraging our visitors to make the most of their visit, & to understand & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. We are currently looking for volunteers to help out on a Friday afternoon, or volunteers who can be flexible with their availability to help fill gaps when they arise. *Free entry to all WWT centres, & discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: For more information & to apply, visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2RXLaJU

JOB: Maintenance - Vehicle and Machinery

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Martin Mere, Burscough, Ormskirk, L40 0TA

PAY: Uniform and training*

FOR: WWT

We create & conserve wetlands & save species; here at Martin Mere wetland centre we have a wild nature reserve as well as a captive collection of birds & mammals which are managed by our wardens & a small, dedicated team of volunteers. To help us to maintain this special area we need a variety of vehicles & pieces of equipment to help us in our work. This all needs constant maintenance & repair in order that it can be used to its maximum potential. This is an excellent opportunity to hone skills in machinery maintenance & repair while keeping a ‘hands on’ approach, & spending time in a beautiful wetland environment. We are looking for volunteers to help out 1 day per week. Hours to be mutually agreed. *Free entry to all WWT centres, & a discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: To read more & apply visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2DqWHNx

JOB: Visitor Experience Photographer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Llanelli Wetland Centre, Llanelli, SA14 9SH

PAY: Uniform and training

FOR: WWT

At WWT, we create and conserve wetlands and save species. We bring awe-inspiring nature up close and let it do the talking. We help people to feel part of something amazing and motivate them to make a difference. In this role you will be visiting your local WWT centre on a weekly basis to capture visitors’ experiences, wildlife spectacles, different species or birds and our volunteers for inclusion in promotional material for print, online and social media. We are looking for confident and creative photographers to volunteer for a few hours a week, photographing visitors, animals and landscapes. No formal quals are required but a portfolio would be an advantage. ASK: For a full role description and to apply, please visit https://c-js.co.uk/2DDdL3d

JOB: Welney - Guide in the Hide

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Welney

PAY: Discount & uniform

FOR: WWT

As a Guide in a Hide you will provide a warm welcome to our visitors & encourage them to make the most of their visit to WWT Welney Wetland Centre.  In this role you will engage visitors of all ages & backgrounds in our bird hides by pointing out birds of key interest, providing identification tips & assisting them to use optical equipment & guide books. You will need to be equally at ease interacting with groups of children & families as you are talking to adult birders & photographers. In addition, you will undertake some basic maintenance tasks to keep the hides presentable & clean. We are looking for volunteers to come in on Sundays, but are flexible about specific hours. Suitable uniform provided to all regular volunteers, Discount available at cafe & shop on volunteering days. ASK: More information & to apply: https://c-js.co.uk/2FV8QgW

JOB: Grounds - Gardening

BE4: N / A

LOC: Washington Wetland Centre

PAY: 0

FOR: WWT

At WWT, we shape unforgettable experiences. You will assist with the maintenance of all aspects of gardening within the grounds at Washington in order to exhibit our waterfowl & mammals from around the world to the highest standards. This will help to provide our visitors with a great day out & encourage them to engage with & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. We are looking for volunteers to help on Fridays, 10am - 6pm. This role includes: assisting with development & maintenance of visitor centre grounds, planting, weeding & pruning; helping us maintain our visitor infrastructure to a high standard incl path clearance, & furnishings; engaging visitors at our Washington centre. ASK: Visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2Qq8geY

JOB: Arundel Welcome Team

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Mill Rd, Arundel BN18 9PB

PAY: Uniform and training provided where necessary. Free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days.

FOR: WWT

At WWT Arundel Wetland Centre we want to ensure that our visitors receive a warm, friendly welcome to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable visit. In this role you’ll be part of the team providing a helping hand to ensuring that our visitors have a great day to remember from start to finish. You’ll also be a key representative and champion of WWT actively engaging our visitors, providing them with information and advising them on our latest conservation initiatives and the benefits of our membership scheme. You receive free entry to all WWT centres, and a discount in the cafe and shop on volunteering days. Time commitment: one day per week, between 10am & 3pm, with breaks. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2RHq96q





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