Lancashire’s beautiful wetland centre is seeking volunteers

23 February 2024

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire is on the search for new people to join its friendly volunteering team.

If you’d like to work in a beautiful, 600-acre wetland, which is also home to species from around the world such as flamingos, otters, and white storks – then the centre is asking you to attend their Volunteering Week.

Volunteering Week takes place from 24 February to 1 March with drop-in sessions available each day 1 – 3pm for those wanting to find out more.

Anyone can come along to the drop-in sessions, with no registration required. It’s a great opportunity to meet the team, learn about the range of volunteering roles available, and what will suit you.

The centre will also host a daily guided walk at 2pm each day, so those interested in volunteering can find out more about the site.

There are a range of opportunities available, from helping to keep the living collection and reserve in tip-top condition, to welcoming visitors as they come into the centre. Additionally, Martin Mere is on the search for two brand new volunteering roles, face painter and storyteller. Volunteer roles include:

  • Canoe safari
  • Education
  • Face painter
  • Living collection & gardening
  • Guide in the hide
  • Maintenance
  • Membership and retail
  • Reserve
  • Storyteller
  • Weekend family activities
  • Welcome team

Gary Gray, volunteer at WWT Martin Mere, said: “I volunteer at Martin Mere once a week, helping out on the visitor information desk. This involves meeting and greeting our visitors and providing them with all of the information on what’s on on the day of their visit.

“I like interacting with people and passing on my knowledge to them. It’s always memorable seeing the joy on children’s faces when they visit. It makes you see how valuable your time volunteering here is”.

If you would like to enquire about any of these roles, you can find out more about via the website:

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