Bird Husbandry

Closing Date: 30/09/2024
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Slimbridge
What type of role are you interested in
Volunteer
Animal care/living collections

About The Role

We bring awe-inspiring nature up close and let it do the talking. In this role you will be assisting the Living Collections team in all aspects of caring for the birds in our living collection, which includes rare and endangered species of wildfowl from around the world. You will be directly involved in the care, breeding and welfare of WWTs collection birds, which includes working with waders, waterfowl and flamingos.
 
You will be working amongst a supportive and experienced team, who will allow you to gain practical experience in animal care and conservation.
 
Volunteers are an essential part of the WWT team. You'll get a warm welcome, including information on training, equipment and anything else you need. 
 
If you are interested in volunteering for WWT but don't wish to apply online, please email [email protected] or leave a message at 01453 891 231 with your name and number. 
 
 
 

About You

 
We are looking for someone who can offer a minimum of two days a week, from 8am - 4:30pm. 
 
In order to carry out this role, you will need:
  • Interest in gaining experience in bird keeping and practical habitat management.
  • Ability to be a team player with the ability to work under your own initiative.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and self-motivate.
  • Good communication skills.
  • You must be 18 years or over to carry out this role.
 
 

About Us

We’re WWT, and we’re on a mission to restore the super-powered ecosystems we call wetlands. There’s never been a more important moment for our work, and we’ve got some phenomenal people on the case.

Whether they’re taking a new visitor under their wing, or conducting ground-breaking research further afield, our team are second to none. And there’s nothing we love more than watching them soar.

Whatever you do here, you’ll be helping to restore wetlands and unlock their power. So, the only question left is, what role will you play?

Why you'll love volunteering at WWT
  • Feel good knowing you are helping to restore wetlands, and our world
  • Be surrounded and inspired by like-minded wetland lovers
  • Hear from the people who inject their energy, passion and expertise into wetlands and wildlife - talks, walks, webinars, tea and cake...
  • Free entry to all our wetland centres, including your family
  • Volunteer discount on shopping and memberships
  • Access to webinars and practical information to help you manage daily life

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