Marketing & Events Volunteer

Why do we need you?

WWT builds support for wetlands and their wildlife by giving people amazing experiences. We do this through our visitor centre events and through the stories we tell on television and radio and in the press and online.

This year we have an action packed events programme and we require help in our marketing and events department to ensure that we plan amazing days out for our visitors and have the right team of people to deliver them throughout the year.

Who will be responsible for your role?

Marketing and Communications Manager

Where will you be based?   

WWT Castle Espie

How much time will it take? 

Ideally we’re looking for help for 15 hours per week, and these hours could be split over two days, or multiple days depending on what suited the needs of the business and our candidate. However, we are flexible and would consider role shares. There is also the possibility of additional hours if desired.

What will you be doing? 

Training, support and guidance will be provided for all these activities during your role. You will be volunteering side-by-side with an experienced member of staff.

  • Supporting the work of the marketing and events team, in planning, developing and delivering events, with scope for some direct events experience.
  • Supporting the work of the marketing team with social media, PR, online and events administration.
  • Taking and logging queries from journalists and the public, and either drafting responses or arranging for them to be answered.
  • Making arrangements for media interviews and filming
  • Adapting pre-written copy for various communications (press releases, newsletters, intranet, website, and social media).
  • Preparing photos and video for websites and media.
  • Attending meetings and preparing updates

Who are we looking for?

This role will suit you if you have;

  • An interest in public relations, events, media and communications.
  • Due to the busy and unpredictable nature marketing and events, the role will better suit someone who is happy to be flexible as to what they are doing day to day, and even hour to hour.
  • No previous experience of working in an events and marketing role is required. Training will be provided. However, it will help if you are confident at using standard office software such as Word, Excel and Outlook, and have a good grasp of English grammar, spelling and sentence construction, as well as a motivated and enthusiastic personality and a flare for creativity in regards to event planning.
  • An interest in working with the public, in particular families, is essential.

How will you benefit?

  • You will gain valuable experience of working in a well-established marketing and communications team
  • You will learn how to deliver both national and local events, as well as plan and develop these from the early stages
  • You will learn how to monitor and evaluate media profile, how to write and prepare imagery for different uses, and how to identify and develop a story for the media.
  • Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering
  • Training opportunities will be provided
  • Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge

How to Apply

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Key Information


Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust


Permanent, Temporary


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate, Mid Level


Administration, Biodiversity, Communication, Conservation, Fundraising, Marketing, Nature & Wildlife


Castle Espie Wetland Centre, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.

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