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Learning Ranger volunteer

Why do we have Learning Ranger volunteers and what do they do?

We want our guests to have a great day out when they visit us; our learning ranger volunteers really make a difference by being welcoming and giving our guests the opportunity to ask questions, and having some amazing fun facts up their sleeve! Learning Ranger volunteers spend their time in our lemur walkthrough and around our other exhibits such as gelada, cheetah and okapi where they engage informally with our guests using props and biofacts, helping to answer questions and making sure both guests and animals are behaving themselves!
Learning Rangers may also support us with school group activities which may include workshops & nature trails. There will also be opportunities along the way to help us with informal small animal encounters and their husbandry (invertebrates).
Easy face painting designs can be an extra skill to learn too!

Who are we looking for?

Friendly confident people, who are at ease speaking to guests and able to relate to all ages.
We’re not looking for experts, just an interest in wildlife and conservation, and of course, people! 
We look for volunteers who are flexible, enjoy learning new things and keeping up to date. 
People who want to learn how to do easy face painting designs.
Reliability and regular attendance. We ask you to commit to either a morning or afternoon shift, on a regular day each week that suits you. The morning shift runs from 9.45am until 1.30pm, and the afternoon shift runs from 1pm until 4.45pm (these times are slightly reduced in the winter).

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

Meet new people and make new friends.
Try something completely different.
Spend quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle.
Gain a valuable insight into our conservation work.
Expand your knowledge of wildlife and conservation.
Enhance your communication and customer service skills.

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