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Event 25.03.17

Recruitment Day for Education Volunteers

Our education team are looking for more volunteers, come on the recruitment day to find out more...

If you have a passion for animals and think you may be interested in helping out our education team, then why not come along to a special recruitment day on 25th March between 11.a.m- 2.p.m. 

Our education team are currently looking for Visitor Engagement Volunteers and by coming along on the day you will have the opportunity to find out more about the role, get a tour of the site and can have a chat to our education team about the work they do.

You can read more about the Visitor Engagement Volunteer role below, and if you are interested in coming along to the recruitment day please contact Catherine Bray on 01825 880461 or email 

Visitor engagement volunteer:

Our centre attracts over 200, 000 visitors a year. The visitors come to support Raystede and to see our animals. 

We see this a great opportunity to engage with the public and help them to better understand the needs of our animals and general animal /pet welfare. Within the education department, we offer guided activities, however, we want to be able to educate as many of our visitors as possible- not necessarily just the people attending our activities. We also want to maintain a calm environment for our animals.

The new visitor engagement role is designed to add value to the visitor experience and offers an opportunity to share some of these animal welfare messages with more of our visitors/ a wider audience whilst maintaining the calm respectful environment for our animals. 


Your role will be to interact with visitors on site during the busy periods, respond to their questions and to share friendly facts and information about animals and Raystede.

To help maintain a safe and calm environment for our animals and our visitors

Hand out information leaflets and direct them using the Raystede map

Inform them of any events or activities going on at Raystede

When: Between 10am-3pm during busy periods-weekends and school & bank holidays (weather dependant-you will be needed more on the dry and sunny periods)

Skills needed:

Ability to communicate and be patient with our diverse visitors

Passionate about animal welfare

Some basic understanding of animal behaviour (guidance given)

Must be happy to work outdoors

Flexible and reliable

Have a knowledge of Raystede and the different animal sections (training to be provided)

Must have own transport

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