Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Wildwood launches new Summer Volunteering Programme


Wildwood Trust, Kent's unique British wildlife park and conservation charity is launching a new Education Volunteer Programme this summer to help more people to get in touch with nature and learn about our native wildlife.

Wildwood is already helped by volunteers who donate their time to work with our keeper and ranger teams and is now looking for the first time for people to assist in our highly successful Education department.

The Trust is looking to recruit a team of Public Education Volunteers to actively help members of the public to engage, interact and learn all about our wonderful British native species at Wildwood.

Our education volunteers will help the public around the park, provide information points and show animal artefacts to the public throughout their wildlife experience. We are looking for a team of volunteers who are passionate about British wildlife and want to help others learn more about our native animals and their conservation.

Successful candidates will be dedicated to volunteering at a wildlife charity and will receive training in public engagement, animal identification and the history of British wildlife and its conservation. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to handle animal artefacts and work behind the scenes at Wildwood.

Wildwood's Head of Education, Anne Riddell said: "We are so excited to be able to offer volunteer positions at Wildwood this summer. This is the ideal opportunity for people who are passionate about out native wildlife to gain valuable experience and help others to learn."

 We aim to have our volunteers ready and available for the start of the Easter holidays, Saturday 5th April 2014. We are able to train volunteers with the necessary skills and knowledge needed for the post.

We will hold an introductory day, to which all applicants will be invited. Afterwards applicants will be selected based on their potential and abilities for the role. Please not that as we are a small charity, only have a small number of volunteer positions available.

To apply, please email: for an application form.

All applications must be submitted by the 7th February 2014.

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For more information about the project, email: or call 01227 712 111 to speak to the Education team.


Fiona Paterson

Wildwood Trust
Herne Common
Herne Bay

Registered charity no. 1093702

Tel: 01227 712 111


About Wildwood
Wildwood is a unique wildlife park and conservation charity where you can see British Wildlife past and present, set in 40 acres of stunning ancient woodland. Wildwood offers its members and visitors a truly inspirational way to learn about the natural history of Britain by actually seeing the wildlife that once lived here, like the wolf, beaver, red squirrel, bison, elk, wild boar and many more. Our conservation projects include working to save red squirrels, hazel dormice, water voles as well as breeding pine martens, Scottish wildcats and beaver. Wildwood also actively promotes conservation grazing projects by donating herds of wild horses to act as natural habitat managers on nature reserves to improve biodiversity.



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