Animal Care Volunteer

At WWT we shape unforgettable experiences. 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. We are involved in maintaining and developing exhibits within the site at Washington to enhance the visitor experience. This involves caring for our large collection of rare and endangered species of waterfowl from around the world as well as wetland mammals. The role would suit someone looking to gain or build upon animal care experience, or willing to get stuck in to outdoors work with animals.

We have one of the largest waterfowl collections in the North East, with over 40 species, 15 of which are of Conservation Concern, including the current flock of 56 breeding Chilean Flamingos and a pair of Asian Short-clawed Otters. Previous volunteers have gone on to work in animal conservation work around the world. With a wealth of experience and proven track record in scientific research, we create and conserve wetlands and save species. We provide wetland conservation solutions that work in today’s society, sustaining both wildlife and people.

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Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)




Part Time


Entry Level


Biodiversity, Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Washington, United Kingdom

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