Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?

A: The minimum age for our volunteer roles is 18 years, which is set by Society Policy and unfortunately has no flexibility. There is no maximum age limit.

Q: Do you have any vacancies at the moment?

A: We cannot advise which vacancies we currently have so please apply for the role/s in which you’re interested.

Q: Do I need qualifications to become a volunteer?

A: No, but the more relevant experience and qualifications, and perhaps most importantly, enthusiasm you have the better.

Q: I am very interested in becoming a Learning Ranger but feel I don’t know enough information about your animals.

A: We provide volunteers with information on our animals and our conservation campaigns

Q: If I volunteer will this lead to a job in the Society?

A: The experience gained through volunteering will help when it comes to applying for jobs and for interviews. But you would still have to apply and compete for any job.

Q: How long do I need to volunteer for?

A: We would like a minimum of six months for volunteering unless you are applying for a seasonal role.

Q: Do you pay travel expenses?

A: No.

Q: Do you have anywhere for me to stay when I volunteer?

A: We cannot provide accommodation or expenses for accommodation. We expect you to be living within reasonable distance to Wild Place Project if you wish to volunteer.

Q: I am currently unable to commit to volunteering but I will be available to volunteer in the future, when should I apply?

A: Please only apply for volunteer roles up to one month before you are available to volunteer.

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