The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a charity and depends on the generous support of volunteers at all its centres to help with conservation work and other tasks.
At WWT Welney, there is an enthusiastic group of volunteers from all ages, abilities and walks of life, that always welcome new recruits. Volunteering can be very rewarding and our volunteers are a real asset to the centre that we could not survive without.
Some help out with the really physical jobs, helping us to create and maintain habitats such as ponds, reedbeds and small wooded areas as well as creating new areas for visitors and maintaining these.
Others help us with events, through which we aim to bring people closer to some of the wildlife and help them to learn about the richness of wetlands. This can involve chatting to visitors during their time on site
We have a volunteer coordinator to guide you through becoming a volunteer. Volunteers work alongside experienced staff and other volunteers, so you can learn whilst you work and get all the guidance and support you need. People wanting to help with children's activities and public events will need to complete a criminal record check before being able to work with us. Volunteers who make a regular commitment are provided with WWT unifrom and are eligible for staff discount in the wigeon cafe and gift shop.
Below are the current volunteering roles we are looking to fill. If you find a post that you are interested in, please dowload the application form for volunteer work, click here, fill it out and return it by email to the email address given on the relevant description or return by post to:
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Current volunteering role vacancies (click to download)
As a company
Escape the office and take part in a corporate team activity day at WWT Welney - an ideal way of supporting a local conservation charity while seeing your worksmates in a whole new light!
On a corporate team activity day you will join our wardens in tackling outdoor projects. The activity will depend on the time of year, the number in the group and how muddy you are willing to get, but no matter what it will be a fun and rewarding challenge. It will help to boost staff morale, give the opportunity to learn valuable new skills and help the local environment at the same time.
We can include guided walks, use of our meeting rooms and refreshmentsin the package depending on your needs. For an information and price pack, please contact Events & Marketing Officer, Emma Brand on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01353 864024.