Facilities Team - General Maintenance

Closing Date: 01/01/2026
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Llanelli
What type of role are you interested in
Volunteer
Property, facilities and grounds maintenance

About The Role

 
We’re WWT, the charity for wetlands and wildlife. We’re on a mission to restore wetlands because they are a wondrous solution to our world's problems. Together we will unlock their power – and help nature burst back to life. Because when wetlands flourish, all life will flourish.

Maintaining and developing an award-winning wetland centre requires a lot of practical, physical work to keep the centre looking in excellent condition, so we can continue to provide our visitors with a great day out and showcase our work to save wetlands for wildlife and people.

In this role you will be providing regular support to the facilities team undertaking a range of hands-on practical tasks, playing a vital part in managing the site.

General maintenance of facilities and buildings

  • Assisting on various maintenance/building projects.
  • Painting, concreting, joinery work, groundworks, drainage, plumbing are examples of the skills that would be great – not all essential.
  • Willing to learn new skills such as those listed above whilst assisting the team in maintenance and building tasks.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of workshop and tools.
  •  Keeping up to date with WWT news

Who are we looking for?

 

In order to carry out this role, you will need to be / have:

Prepared to be hands on and enthusiastic for completing practical tasks.

  • Some experience in maintenance or building skills or just generally happy to be working hand on.
  • Friendly, patient and dependable.
  • Physically fit and happy to work outdoors in all weathers.
  • Capable of working as part of a team and on your own.
  • An excellent ability to communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers.
  • Confidence to engage our visitors with the work of WWT.
  • Willing to train and learn new skills and carry out essential safety training whilst working with us.

We want your volunteering to be a positive and fun experience. You’ll get a warm welcome, including information on training, equipment and other information you need.  This will include risk assessments based on your role and any particular support you need.

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

 How will you benefit?
  • Be part of a friendly and dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
  • Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends.
  • Get some exercise outdoors in fresh air.
  • Great personal satisfaction since you have the opportunity to make a real difference to our visitors’ experience and enjoyment at our centre.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to volunteer within an internationally important and award-winning wetland centre.
  • An induction will be provided as well as other appropriate training opportunities.
  • Suitable uniform and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided (if required for tasks).
  • A discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering.

 

We want your volunteering to be a positive and fun experience. You’ll get a warm welcome, including information on training, equipment and other information you need.  This will include risk assessments based on your role and any particular support you need.

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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