We’re looking for helpers as we get back on our feet
We are looking for an army of volunteers to help London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo, get back to full strength after the challenge of being closed for three months.
We’ve already been overwhelmed by the phenomenally generous response to our fundraising campaign, which is being supported by Sir David Attenborough. We have a long road ahead, but our supporters are helping us get there one step at a time and we couldn’t be more thankful.
Now we are extending our appeal to those who can spare time to help at our zoos – particularly anyone still furloughed from their jobs or students who have been forced to cancel gap year travel plans.
Our volunteer manager Rhiannon Green explains: “We are delighted to have the zoos open again, but we are facing operational challenges that are new to us. We know from the heart-warming response to our fundraising appeal that people really want to help us.
“For some people sparing time might be how they can help us best – especially those on furlough, or whose travel plans have been disrupted.”
We’re asking anyone interested volunteering to commit to at least half a day each fortnight, helping to assist zoo visitors as they make their way around the zoo via modified trails.
Rhiannon adds: “We need cheery, flexible people who can help visitors enjoy their day while respecting the measures that keep everyone safe.”
Volunteers with our zoos will gain invaluable work experience in customer service, get the chance to learn about wildlife, work as a team and experience first-hand how the leisure and tourism sector is operating in a post-lockdown world.
If you love animals, have a passion for people, and can spare time to help London Zoo through these challenging times please apply to be a volunteer online. We also have posts available at Whipsnade Zoo.
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