Maintenance Volunteers


Castle Espie (Northern Ireland) and Martin Mere (Lancashire)

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 31st March 2024  

 At WWT we shape unforgettable experiences. Castle Espie and Martin Mere both have their own unique amazing living collections, grounds and reserves. These require a lot of infrastructure which need regular maintenance. By volunteering your time that our grounds are maintained to the highest standards for our visitors. We use resources creatively to maximum effect which is why we need enthusiastic and hardworking people to help with these projects.

 What will you be doing?

  • Assisting with construction and maintenance work, as well as carrying out simple tasks unsupervised following suitable training.
  • Maintaining hides.
  • Repairing fences and paths.
  • Cleaning windows
  • Carrying out minor horticultural work.
  • Carrying out Health & Safety checks.
  • Painting and treating timber fences, picnic benches, seats, hides etc.

Who are we looking for?

  • Practical DIY experience is essential.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is necessary.
  • Willing to work in all weathers.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or alone as required.
  • Joinery & painting skills are particularly useful.

How will you benefit?

  • This is an excellent opportunity to work within an internationally important wetland site.
  • Suitable uniform is provided to all regular volunteers.
  • Discount is available in the cafe and shop on the days of volunteering.
  • Free entry to all WWT wetland centres throughout the UK on presentation of your WWT name badge.
  • Training opportunities will be provided.

Find out more & apply