Storytelling 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. In this role you will be engaging our visitors, both young and old, during our seasonal events throughout the year to include Easter, Halloween and Christmas. You may also be called upon for some weekend storytelling sessions.

Who will be responsible for your role? Learning Manager

What will you be doing?

Delivering storytelling sessions to young children and families using entertaining stories relative to the season or subject matter.

Bringing the sories to life through the use of different voices, costumes, props and pictures, where appropriate.

Preparing in advance by helping to source and adapt stories anjd equipment to be used in the delivery of the sessions.

Where possible, weaving in WWT’s key wetland conservation messages in a way that is appropriate to your audience.

Who we are looking for?

This role will suit you if you:

Are outgoing and friendly

Have some relevant experience of working with children and performance, or demonstratable skills in these areas.

Are able to work independently and proactively

Can manage an audience and capture the attention of families and children in an outdoor setting.

How will you benefit?

This is an excellent opportunity to work within an internationally important wetland site.

Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering.

Free entry to all WWT wetland centre throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge.

Appropriate training will be provided.

General notes:

You must be able to get yourself to and from the centre. We regret that we are not in a position to reimburse expenses incurred for travel to the site.

How to Apply


Volunteering Development Officer: Amy Hannan


Phone: 01704 891 224

Please mention when applying for this job!

Key Information


The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT)




Part Time


Graduate, Mid Level, Senior


Communication, Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.

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