Volunteering at Slimbridge

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.

Open days at Slimbridge

Find out more at one of our open days on Wednesday 13 February or Saturday 2 March, 1-4pm. Turn up on the day or register your interest online.


Visitor Facing Roles

Make someone's day by being a part of our visitor experience team

Welcome host

Be the welcoming face of Slimbridge, helping and inspiring visitors to make the most of their day. We’re particularly looking for help at weekends with this role. Download full description.

Discovery Guides

Inspire visitors with the amazing stories we have to tell – from wildlife to history and conservation, you’ll help bring the site to life. Download full description.

Family engagement

From building dens to pond dipping, there are so many ways you can help our young visitors and their families get crafty, creative and close to nature. Download full description.

Learning volunteer

Help us welcome and inspire around 8,000 young people, from early years to university age, on formal learning visits to Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Download full description.

Reserve engagers

Bring our amazing nature reserve to life for our visitors, showing them a variety of wildlife, and sharing your passion for our conservation work. Download full description.

Scott House guides

Introduce visitors to the birthplace of conservation and help them to discover the life, stories and home of our founder, Sir Peter Scott. Download full description.

Arctic Adventure researcher

As an in-character Conservation Science Researcher you’ll transport visitors to the Arctic Tundra. Guide them around the research hut, showing them what it’s really like, showcasing the amazing work that happens in this wilderness and the difference it makes. Download full description.

Retail support

By providing excellent customer care in our shop, you will be encouraging our visitors to support the wider conservation work of WWT. Download full description.

Canoe safari support

Connect our visitors directly with wetlands and help them see the water and wildlife from a whole new perspective at our canoe safari. Download full description.

Behind the scenes

Be part of the team that makes Slimbridge tick.

Grounds and gardens

Use your green fingers to help keep our grounds and exhibits looking their best. Download full description.

Facilities assistant

Use your DIY, electrical, plumbing, carpentry or other practical skills to help us maintain this great environment. Any time you can give will be welcomed. Download full description.

Volunteer administration support

Help make the volunteer experience at Slimbridge an excellent one, by supporting the volunteer support function and management system. Download full description.

Scott House Museum: collection care

We are preparing to the open Sir Peter Scott’s House to the public, as a museum, for the first time. Help with cataloguing and conservation care of the house’s contents, as well as ongoing collections care and conservation. Download full description.

Catering support

Support the Kingfisher Kitchen team with a variety of tasks and help our visitors really enjoy that all important cup of tea or lunch break. Download full description.

Gardens support

Help to keep our gardens looking beautiful. Download full description.

Register your interest

Fill in our quick and easy interest form and someone will be in touch to tell you more.