Education Volunteer

Why do we have Education Volunteers and what do they do?

We are looking for Education Volunteers to help us inspire our guests and education groups about the natural world, and what we can all do to help make a difference in conservation.

Education Volunteers assist our Learning Officers with delivering a wide range of excellent education sessions for school groups, from ‘Why the long neck?’ to ‘Wild about Wolves’ and more. They also help us to engage with guests at our animal exhibit ‘Ranger Stations’ using props such as bio-facts, images, binoculars and games.

We want our guests to be amazed by, and find out about our wonderful animals and their habitats around the world. Education Volunteers can assist us with informal presentations about our amazing invertebrate collection and what makes them unique. Volunteers also help us to look after their husbandry too!

And, it doesn’t stop there! We have plenty of other tasks, including unleashing your arty side to create new education materials and interpretation signs, and helping in different areas like the lemur walkthrough.
Education volunteers are an invaluable part of our team, supporting us in our education work and helping us to achieve even more. 

Who are we looking for?

  • A friendly person who enjoys being part of a team and will enjoy working with children and families.
  • Someone who is keen to learn more about wildlife and is passionate about the education role of wildlife conservation.
  • A flexible person who doesn’t mind having a go at new tasks.
  • Someone with good customer service skills.
  • Someone who is reliable at attending on time, on an agreed weekday.

What’s in it for you?

By becoming a Learning ranger volunteer you can

  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • Try something completely different.
  • Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle.
  • Gain a valuable insight into our conservation work.
  • Expand your knowledge of wildlife and conservation.
  • Enhance your communication and customer service skills.
  • Enjoy the rewards of informing children and guests about conservation.
Express your interest today! Click here to download an editable Expression of Interest form.
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