Every year we are pleased to offer a rare opportunity to gain excellent practical experience in our fabulous wetland reserves by offering a number of year-long placements.

These long-term volunteer opportunities are ideal for students currently on an undergraduate degree course who are looking for a placement as part of their sandwich year. However they are also open to graduates or non-students who are looking to gain practical experience. Positions include practical reserve management, wetland conservation and research and science based roles.

Practical Reserve Management placement

We are looking to recruit full-time volunteers for a 12 month period, at our Martin Mere (Lancashire) site, who will help us to manage our nature reserves and support our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people. These are great opportunities for people looking for experience in practical conservation as a reserve warden or similar outdoor career. Accommodation is provided.

Apply before 30 June 2019.

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Animal Presentations Placement

We are looking to recruit a full-time volunteers a period of between 8 and 12 months at our Slimbridge (Gloucestershire) site, who will support our exciting new Living Wetlands Theatre exhibit. This unique role will give opportunities to volunteer with a range of wetland animals, learn presentation, animal husbandry and animal training skills. A great opportunity for people looking for experience in these areas. Accommodation is provided

Apply before 14th July 2019.

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