Discovery Guide

Why do we need you?

Discovery Guides help us engage visitors across the site by providing opportunities for visitors to learn more about their surroundings and the work that we do. Whether it’s hearing about seasonal highlights, or gaining greater insight into species at the reserve, visitors will leave feeling like they have a deeper understanding of our centre.

At WWT we believe that 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. At Slimbridge Wetland Centre visitors can explore unique wetland habitats and the amazing array of birds, mammals and amphibians that inhabit them. Our volunteers help to welcome and inspire visitors, and look after our unique habitats and heritage.

Who will be responsible for your role?    

Visitor Experience Officer

Where will you be based? 

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

How much time will it take?                       

Morning (10am-1pm), afternoon (1pm-4pm) or midday (11-2pm) volunteer sessions are available

What will you be doing?

  • Being located at key areas of interest around the centre
  • Answering questions and helping visitors navigate around the site
  • Sharing species knowledge
  • Talking to visitors about seasonal highlights
  • Using props and ID guides to engage visitors with species and conservation stories
  • (Optional) delivering short talks to the public
  • Encouraging visitors to support WWT’s conservation work

Who are we looking for?

This role will suit you if you:

  • Are confident and pro-active in approaching people
  • Have an enthusiastic and friendly manner
  • Enjoy sharing information that you have learnt
  • Have an interest in the natural environment and wildlife
  • Like working in a busy visitor setting
  • Enjoy the opportunity to be in different parts of the site

How to Apply

Full details of this role and an online application form can be found at https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/slimbridge-2020/volunteering-at-slimbridge/.  If you have any problems locating the information or filling out the application form please email volunteer.slimbridge@wwt.org.uk.

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!

Key Information

Organisation:

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Duration:

Permanent, Temporary

Hours:

Part Time

Level:

Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level

Sectors:

Biodiversity, Biology, Communication, Conservation, Environment, Nature & Wildlife

Location:

Slimbridge Wetland Centre, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.