Visitor Centre Assistants

Essex Wildlife Trust

Across Essex and North London

Volunteer • Part Time

www.essexwt.org.uk volunteering@essexwt.org.uk 01621 862 940 Kelly Osborne

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!


Are you great with people? The Essex Wildlife Trust have 11 visitor centresĀ  which are our main point of contact with the general public; we have over half a million visitors a year!

Absolutely no wildlife knowledge is required but enthusiasm is essential, all the time contributed in the centres will help fund our on the ground conservation work.

We have opportunities available in our 11 visitors centres across the county. Roles include:

  • Welcoming visitors as they come in
  • Sharing knowledge about the Trust and wildlife
  • Manning our reception and retail desks
  • Helping our education teams run events for children
  • Helping in our cafes

Training will be provided for all roles. Roles helping with children's activities will require an enhanced barred DBS check.

All of our roles are available 7 days a week and hours are flexible where possible.

Volunteers receive training; which may include food hygiene, wildlife courses or first aid (depending on the role), logo uniform, travel expenses and the chance to work with a friendly and professional team of volunteers and staff.

Available at locations across Essex and North Greater London including:

  • Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre (Colchester)
  • Bedfords Park Visitor Centre (Havering)
  • Belfairs Woodland Centre (Southend / Leigh on Sea)
  • Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre (Grays)
  • Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre (Colchester)
  • Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre (Chelmsford/Billericay)
  • Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre (Romford)
  • Langdon Visitor Centre (Basildon)
  • The Naze Visitor Centre (Walton on The Naze)
  • Thorndon Country Park (Brentwood)
  • Thurrock Thameside Nature Park (Thurrock)

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