02 / 03 / 2018
Wild Place Project is looking for volunteers
Animal lovers are being given the chance of a lifetime to volunteer at Wild Place Project.

The popular wildlife and conservation park just off junction 17 of the M5 are looking for people for the 2018 season.

The site covers more than 60 acres and is home to giraffe, zebra, cheetahs, gelada baboons, lemurs, meerkats and a host of birds.

Wild Place Project, which attracted more than 200,000 visitors last year, is looking for people to support volunteer learning rangers on Mondays and Fridays.

Jade Stott, volunteer co-ordinator at Wild Place Project said volunteer learning rangers were needed to talk to guests about animals and conservation at enclosures all around the site.

She said people who get in touch would first be invited to an informal meeting to learn more about volunteering.

Jade said those selected to join the volunteer team would be given training and support needed for their roles and so long as they have a passion for animals, experiences was not necessary.

They will be trained over four weeks before taking up regular three and a half hour slots on Monday or Friday mornings from 10.15am or afternoons from 1pm.

Jade said volunteers at Wild Place Project came from a wide range of backgrounds and different walks of life.

She said: “People volunteer for many different reasons, some will have retired and are looking for new challenges, some are students who want to develop new skills and knowledge in a conservation environment around like-minded people.”

Wild Place Project currently has 95 volunteers who include parents, retired teachers, students, health care workers, insurance advisors and sports referees
Jade said: “They will get to know the animals and learn a few favourite facts about them which they can pass on to our visitors.

“We are looking to attract people from all sorts of background and all sorts of ages from 18 upwards who can help us for half a day on a Monday or Friday each week.” 

People can apply either by ringing volunteer services on 0117 428 5605 or emailing volunteers@wildplace.org.uk or click here.