The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is a charity which relies on the generous support of volunteers at all of its wetland centres to help with conservation work and other daily tasks. It also organises team activity days for local companies and businesses giving them the chance to spend a day in the great outdoors while helping us to tackle larger projects.
Volunteers have given invaluable support to the Caerlaverock Wetland Centre since it opened in 1970.
They are an essential part of our daily life, helping us to provide activities, customer care and habitat management 364 days a year. Volunteers may commit to work alongside staff on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, while others help at holiday events throughout the year.
Projects vary from bird counts to hide repairs, reed cutting to tree planting, to family craft and event activities. The list really is endless...
Volunteer opportunities for individuals
Caerlaverock have 17 volunteers and each is a very welcome addition to the team. Without them the centre would not be able to offer the activities, events and all round excellent visitor experience that it does.
Although volunteers work without financial reward there are many other ways that they benefit from becoming a WWT volunteer. Learning new skills, meeting new people, keeping fit and gaining experience are just a few.
Volunteers assist staff in nearly every department of the centre so there is a wide range of opportunities available. From helping to lead guided walks, maintaining the grounds to recruiting new members, providing office support to getting creative with the Education team, there is something for everyone!
Some of our volunteers are able to commit to being with us full-time however, the majority of our volunteers assist on a part-time basis. All you need to do is let us know where you would like to volunteer and when you are available and we will do our best to match you with a volunteer vacancy.
If you are interested in the Education or Visitor Engagement roles contact our Learning Manager Brian Morrell on 01387 770200 or email email@example.com.
If you are interested in working alongside the reserve staff contact Reserve Warden Mike Youdale on 01387 770200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer opportunities for companies
Let us organise a day out of the office for you and your colleagues and see your workmates in a new light.
On a team activity day you will join our wardens in tackling an outdoors project. The activity will depend on the time of year, the number in the group and on how muddy you want to get but it will be a fun and rewarding day. Improve staff morale, learn new skills and help with conservation at the same time.
We can also include guided walks, use of our meeting rooms and refreshments in the package. For an information and price pack please contact either Brian Morrell or Mike Youdale on 01387 770200 or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Current volunteer vacancies
WWT Caerlaverock have a number of ongoing volunteer vacancies. You can find out more from the online volunteering pack at the bottom of the page. There is an application form too, if you're interested in applying for any of these positions.