WWT – Castle Espie Visitor Experience Volunteer


At WWT we believe the best way for people to understand and connect to wetlands is to experience them, so we bring awe-inspiring nature up close and let it do the talking. People feel part of something amazing and are motivated to make a difference.

We are looking for friendly, outgoing people who would like to be directly involved in shaping our visitors’ unforgettable experiences through a warm welcome, interacting with them through engaging activities and providing information.

This role will include volunteering with the Learning department and other teams within the centre to provide engaging activities for visitors during holiday periods and weekends.

How much time will it take?

We will mutually agree the hours that you can contribute and it would be helpful if you could try to give us as much notice as possible on the occasions when you are not able to contribute those hours.

What will you be doing?

  • Family activities at the weekends or during the school holidays can involve pond dipping, bug hunts, crafts, storytelling, historical re-enactments and many other varieties of engagement as decided upon by the Learning Manager. Seasonally busy periods include February half-term, summer holidays, October half-term and Christmas experiences and you will be expected to assist during these busy holiday periods.
  • Our craft activities allow you to gain valuable cash handling skills by undertaking transactions and giving out materials for families to undertake crafts.
  • Occasionally acting as a roaming communicator across the site, providing guidance and information to visitors should you be called upon to assist in this.
  • Recruiting new members to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust through conversation and specific messages and stories if asked to do so.

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