Volunteering opportunities

Take a look at our current volunteer roles and find one that suits you. Follow the links to apply and join our fantastic volunteer team. We don’t generally accept speculative applications, but are always happy to talk through any questions you might have. For information on how we use your personal data through the recruitment process, please click here.

Optical Technician
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Optical Technician

Do you enjoy a challenge and like problem solving? Or perhaps you have a talent for fixing things? We are looking for someone to help us make minor repairs to optical equipment that we can send to our partners in Africa

Visitor Experience - Make it a day to remember
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Visitor Experience - Make it a day to remember

Inspire the next generation of conservationists by ensuring our visitors have an amazing experience. Focus on one area or get a range of experience supporting the welcome team, canoe safari, craft room and pond dipping

Volunteer Open Days - 4th and 7th March
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Volunteer Open Days - 4th and 7th March

Whether you’re looking to meet new people, learn new skills or spend time in an inspiring environment, there’s a volunteer role for you at Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Just a few hours spent volunteering can make a world of difference

Aviculture Carpenter

Aviculture Carpenter

Do you like making and repairing things? Our team are looking for someone to help them create unique equipment for the birds in our living collection

Behind the scenes - Facilities & Maintenance

Behind the scenes - Facilities & Maintenance

If you are a skilled tradesperson or competent DIY-er, why not contribute your expertise in an entirely different environment?

Botanical Survey Volunteers

Botanical Survey Volunteers

By surveying our meadows you can help us collect the data on changes in plant abundance and diversity, and your findings will directly affect our management plans, and will help us assess how our work impacts upon the meadows

Canoe Safari

Canoe Safari

We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run our exciting canoe safari. A wonderful opportunity to engage with our visitors in the great outdoors

Content and Communications

Content and Communications

If you are interested in digital communications and marketing, have good attention to detail and administrative skills, and want to gain experience in a conservation charity setting, a volunteer role in our PR team could be for you!

Education - Formal Learning Session Assistant

Education - Formal Learning Session Assistant

If you are organised, proactive, interested in UK wildlife and enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge with school children, join us in the Education department

Education - Learning Support

Education - Learning Support

If you are organised, proactive, interested in UK wildlife and enthusiastic about sharing your knowledge with school children, join us in the Education department