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Horticulture volunteer

Why do we have Horticulture volunteers and what do they do?

Bristol Zoological Society contains one of Bristol’s most important collections of plants. There are unusual trees, shrubs and plants from around the world, including rare and endangered species. Having Horticulture Volunteers allows us to undertake additional projects which help develop what we grow, maintain and collect as fodder for both Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens.
The horticulture volunteer helps support the Society by helping us care for our plants & trees, helping us grow & collect animal fodder for both Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens and looking after our plants for animal enclosures and research.

Who are we looking for?

People who enjoy being part of a team.
A willingness to learn and to keep up to date.
Good levels of physical fitness- you will be on your feet the majority of the day and some tasks will require stamina.
People who are happy volunteering outside in all the different weather conditions and in hot humid greenhouses.
People who enjoy interacting with guests.
Reliability and regular attendance.  We would like Volunteers to attend one regular week day each week from 8am – 4/5pm.  Please note this scheme is weekdays only and not available at weekends.

What’s in it for you?
By becoming a  Horticulture volunteer you can…

Gain valuable new gardening skills and experience in a unique environment. 
Spend time outdoors in inspiring surroundings.
Meet new like-minded people.

Express your interest today! Click here to download your Expression of Interest form.