Conservation Breeding Unit Horticulturalist

Closing Date: 21/05/2024
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Slimbridge
What type of role are you interested in
Volunteer
Engaging visitors and communities with wetlands

About The Role

We are seeking a part-time volunteer to be based at our Headquarters in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire for at least a 6-month period.
 
This role will be essential to support Conservation Breeding Unit (CBU) over the bird breeding season while core staff members are field based. This voluntary role will play a key part in ensuring the CBU facility is maintained for the welfare of the birds in our care, as well as the creation of facilities for future projects. It will be an opportunity for a volunteer to see ‘behind scenes’ at CBU, practicing or learning horticultural and DIY skills and working within a small but dedicated team. 
 
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 a passionate conservationist who loves wetland nature and supports the work of WWT. We are looking for a physically fit, enthusiastic and practical person who enjoys getting their hands dirty and rolling up their sleeves!
 
 
This role will suit you if you:
  • Care about managing small swathes of semi-natural vegetation for the benefit of wildlife
  • Care about the husbandry standards of captive animals in conservation breeding projects
  • Have a moderate level of fitness
  • Are able or want to learn how to use gardening tools and machines
  • Can learn new skills and develop existing skills to support the work of conservation aviculturists
  • Have some knowledge or experience of gardening or conservation (not essential)
  • Have a willing and can-do attitude

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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