Calling all Volunteers
Please Join Us Now! We need your help
This Summer we have brand new roles:
Visitor Support Volunteer
We are looking for outgoing people who know and love our zoos to help ensure that visitors get the most out of their visit and assist them in navigating the changes that have been made at the zoos. If you love talking to people and sharing your passion for our zoos then we would love to hear from you!
Car Park Marshals
To ensure that our visitors have the best possible start to their day we are also looking for volunteers who could give a few hours of their time in the mornings to assist staff manage visitor parking.
Follow the link below for more information and to complete an expression of interest form and a member of staff will be in touch to have a chat about this exciting opportunity.
- It’s fun!
- It’s a chance to do something different
- You get to share your passion for wildlife and conservation
- You get to meet some amazing people
Here’s what some of our Volunteers say:
Wow, nearly six and a half years!! I always go home with a smile on my face and after spending the day working with wonderful animals and their dedicated and friendly team of keepers. A real privilege. – Peter, Animal Management Volunteer
I have worked in paid employment for about twenty years and am now in the fortunate position of being able to give something back and do some unpaid volunteering. I like being outdoors and have a love of animals, so helping at Africa Alive! is a pleasure. I get to mix with people of all ages and feel that the tasks I undertake are valued by the keepers and staff. – Lynn, Animal Management Volunteer
I work in a highly stressful job. Volunteering is great for my health and general wellbeing. – Darren, Animal Training & Presentations volunteer
I love how the team allow me to get stuck in but still always have time to help improve my knowledge. The best feeling about volunteering for me is that, I’m so hands on and work close to these animals. This gives me a huge satisfaction that the effect I put in directly reflects onto the animals and it’s always hugely appreciated by the keepers too. – Mark, Animal Management Volunteer
I really look forward to my day of volunteering once a week. My day can be very varied from spending time with the lemurs, assisting in Eureka!, or even foraging, to assisting the fantastic staff with school children’s education session’s small animal handling but the best thing is meeting the zoos patrons and helping them enjoy their day. – Steve, Visitor Engagement Volunteer
Interested in joining the team? Then here’s what to do:
- Read our Volunteer FAQs
- Check out our current opportunities and read the relevant role description
- Complete and return and expression of interest form
- Even if there isn’t an opportunity listed that seems quite right then fill in a form and our Volunteer Co-ordinator will get in touch and see how we can put your unique skills to use!
- Education (Volunteer Role Description – Education)
- Animal Management (Volunteer Role Description – Zoo Animal Management)
- Parks & Gardens (Volunteer Role Description – Parks & Gardens)
Looking for work experience?
For information on our work experience programme, please click here.