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Volunteer with us

Take on a new challenge

If you’re looking for a new challenge and a chance to meet new people, all while helping to protect the species you care about the most, then you’ll love volunteering with Wild Planet Trust.

There are a range of volunteer opportunities available at each of our zoos. Click on your local zoo to find out more:

Priceless support

Every year our volunteers spend thousands of hours of their own time supporting our work. In doing so, they are helping us to give even better care to the species living in our zoos, our reserves and the projects we support overseas.

There are lots of ways to get involved, from helping with the feeding and care of our animals to engaging with our visitors and helping them learn about out important work.

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Why volunteer?

There are many benefits to volunteering. Here are just a few reasons to volunteer with Wild Planet Trust:

  • Gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience
  • Enhance your CV
  • Meet and socialise with like-minded people
  • Boost your confidence
  • Stay active
  • Get free access to both Paignton and Newquay Zoo
  • Regular volunteer newsletters with all the latest updates from across Wild Planet Trust
  • Full training, along with uniform and a name badge*
  • The opportunity to give something back to your local community

*A small deposit will be taken during your induction

Please note, for the majority of our volunteering opportunities, we are looking for people who are able to commit to supporting us on a regular day each week.

Due to the time and expense of training volunteers, we are unfortunately unable to provide work experience or short-term volunteering roles.