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Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust




Volunteer Roles

JOB: Marketing & Events Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Castle Espie

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

WWT builds support for wetlands and their wildlife by giving people amazing experiences. We do this through our visitor centre events and through the stories we tell on television and radio and in the press and online. This year we have an action packed events programme and we require help in our marketing and events department to ensure that we plan amazing days out for our visitors and have the right team of people to deliver them throughout the year.  Ideally we are looking for a volunteer to help out for around 15 hours per week, though this may be shared if necessary. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.wwt.org.uk/join-and-support/volunteering/volunteering-opportunities/marketing-events Approx. 15 hours per week, depending on availability ASK: For more information and to apply visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2UbY7Vd

JOB: Art Assistant

BE4: N/A

LOC: WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre

PAY: Uniform & discounts

FOR: WWT

At WWT we shape unforgettable experiences. Our Visitor Engagement team helps us to deliver our vital conservation work by generating income and interest through interpretation at the centre, and giving our visitors a unique and exciting day out! Our founder, Sir Peter Scott, was an artist and used his art to engage and inspire people with wildlife and conservation. We hope to continue this tradition by promoting art to help inspire others in this way. In this role you will be creating art interpretation to engage as many visitors as possible. We are looking for individuals with an art expertise that could help to create appropriate art work. Flexible days, weekends / weekdays. Suitable uniform provided to all regular volunteers, Discount available at cafe and shop on volunteering days. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2V8ti4d

JOB: Canoe Safari Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Slimbridge Wetland Centre, GL2 7BT

PAY: Uniform & discounts

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

On the canoe safari, visitors can take to the water to see the wetlands and wildlife from a new perspective. You will assist our canoe safari team by greeting our visitors, assisting with the day-to-day operations, and by helping our visitors enjoy a memorable experience every time they visit. At WWT we believe that the best way for people to understand and connect to wetlands is to experience them, so we bring awe-inspiring nature up close and let it do the talking.  At Slimbridge Wetland Centre visitors can explore unique wetland habitats and the amazing array of birds, mammals and amphibians that inhabit them. Our volunteers help to welcome and inspire visitors, and look after our unique habitats and heritage. Suitable uniform provided to all regular volunteers, Discount available at cafe and shop on volunteering days. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2VcYfF1

JOB: Grounds Maintenance (Handyperson)

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Washington

PAY: Training & discounts*

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Washington’s amazing inner grounds & outer reserve have a lot of infrastructure which requires regular maintenance. By volunteering your time with this small group you will be helping to ensure that Washington’s grounds are maintained to the highest standards for our visitors. We use resources creatively to maximum effect which is why we need enthusiastic & hardworking people to help with these projects. *Uniform & training provided where necessary. Free entry to all WWT centres, & a discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. The group will be run on a Wednesday, starting at 10am & finishing at 4pm through the summer & 3pm during winter.  ASK: For more information & to apply, visit https://c-js.co.uk/2Yyturm.

JOB: Grounds and Living Collections

BE4: N / A

LOC: WWT Castle Espie

PAY: Training & discounts*

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

At WWT we create & conserve wetlands & save species. We bring awe-inspiring nature up close & let it do the talking. Our aviculture team is responsible for the care, breeding & welfare of WWT’s collection birds & the rearing of the young. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the Aviculture team. This is a great opportunity to work directly with the birds & gain valuable experience in animal keeping & conservation. Uniform & training provided where necessary. Free entry to all WWT centres, & discount in the cafe & shop on volunteering days. We are looking for volunteers that can do 1-2 days a week, but this role can also be offered as placement 4 / 5 days a week. ASK: For more information & to apply, visit: https://c-js.co.uk/30sqKxu

JOB: Events Assistant

BE4: N / A

LOC: Slimbridge Wetland Centre, GL2 7BT

PAY: 0

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

We are looking for a volunteer to support our Events Managers at events in order to ensure those attending have an enjoyable and memorable time and that the key objectives of the event are met. The successful volunteer will also support the office functions of the individual giving team, gaining experience in an office environment and the various processes of a successful supporter development team at a national charity. Ideally we are looking for someone who can volunteer for 6 months, starting ASAP for 3 days a week, as well as helping with approximately 6 events. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2VZYN0M

JOB: Seasonal Reserve support - London

BE4: 23/6/19

LOC: WWT London Wetland Centre

PAY: Training & discounts*

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

1 day a week (Tuesday or Wednesday). Maintaining & developing a large nature reserve requires a lot of practical, hands-on physical tasks. Your role will be to provide regular support to the reserves team, between July & March, to provide our wildlife with the most beneficial of habitats, increase species biodiversity & ensure the reserve is functioning at its best by maintaining visitor access & on site facilities. Tasks may include the following, but are not limited to: tree & shrub work (small felling, brushwood processing, hedge cutting, pollarding, pruning, pulling up saplings & roots, bramble hooking, cutting stumps); removing island vegetation (incl boat use); pruning willow screens; reedbed raking & barrow work; refurbishing of shingle island using barrows & boats *Benefits: uniform & training provided where necessary. 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/2JC5aBt

JOB: Conservation Library & Information Support Volunteer

BE4: N / A

LOC: Slimbridge Wetland Centre, GL2 7BT

PAY: Training*

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

At WWT with a wealth of experience & a proven track record in scientific research we work together for a positive future by creating & protecting wetlands for wildlife & people. We also shape unforgettable experiences for our visitors at our centres & 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. We are looking for volunteers to support our work by assisting our friendly & experienced Grounds & Reserves teams with office administrative tasks. You will assist with day-to-day administration such as keeping our electronic systems up-to-date, assisting staff with answering telephone & email enquiries, organising team meetings, opening / despatching mail & managing deliveries. ASK: For more information & to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2VVYBQW

JOB: Mammal Support

BE4: N / A

LOC: Slimbridge Wetland Centre, GL2 7BT

PAY: Uniform and training

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

1 - 3 days per week. In this role you will help to look after our North American River Otters and Back from the Brink exhibits and engage the public in understanding more about these creatures and the conservation threats they face. Duties may include some or all of the following: helping to prepare the otter and Back from the Brink areas for opening at the beginning of each day; checking exhibits, cleaning windows and public area ensuring all are correct and safe before the visitors arrive; food preparation and feeding of off show animals and on show exhibits; cleaning and maintaining of all animal areas. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2QzANwr

JOB: Bird Training Support

BE4: N / A

LOC: Slimbridge Wetland Centre, GL2 7BT

PAY: Uniform and training

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

1 - 3 days per week. In this role you will be assisting the presentations team in all aspects of caring for the birds that are destined for the Slimbridge 2020 Living Wetland Theatre. This role would be an ideal placement for someone studying animal care / behaviour who is looking to gain hands-on experience. Duties may include: assisting with the daily cleaning of theatre birds; maintenance of pens and surrounding areas; feeding of theatre birds. ASK: For more information and to apply, please visit: https://c-js.co.uk/2Xgin6p

JOB: Practical Reserve Management Placement

BE4: 30/6/19

LOC: WWT Martin Mere

PAY: Accommodation and food expenses will be provided while volunteering

FOR: Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

As one of the UK’s leading wetland conservation organisations we have a long history of managing wetland sites & species as well as conducting research into wetland wildlife. Our ten sites are located across the UK but all are exciting places to be throughout the year, providing refuges for many different plants & animals. We are looking to recruit full-time volunteers for a 12 month period who will help us to manage our nature reserves & support our work to save wetlands for wildlife & people. Starting in August / September 2019. These are great opportunities for people looking for experience in practical conservation as a reserve warden or similar outdoor career. ASK: Please contact Sam Hodgkinson, sam.hodgkinson@wwt.org.uk





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