Volunteering

Would you like to make a valuable contribution to animal welfare, conservation and education by becoming a Twycross Zoo volunteer?

The zoo currently has volunteers in these three areas:

Plants landscape

Horticulture Volunteers

If you are interested in horticulture or the native species that we have in our nature reserve at Twycross Zoo, you may like to spend some time learning about what we do by assisting our Horticulture Team.  At Twycross Zoo we have nine acres of wetlands and nineteen ponds. We intend to observe the natural habitat, record, monitor and encourage more native species to the area. You may also help with planting, weeding and mowing.  You do not need to be an expert as you will be shown what is required and how we approach each task in a sustainable way.

Guinea pig

Pets@Twycross Volunteers

If you are enthusiastic, enjoy meeting people and have an interest in animals you may wish to join our team of volunteers at Pets@Twycross.  Our Pets section includes miniature donkeys, wallabies, alpaca, corn snakes, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and rats. You will assist with cleaning and feeding the animals, handling them in front of the public, speaking about them and interacting with our visitors.

Ring-tailed lemur

 Discovery Team Zoo Champions

As a Discovery Team Zoo Champion, you will engage with visitors, both adults and children, informing them about Twycross Zoo and the work we do in animal welfare and conservation – as well as the natural world more generally. If you enjoy communicating with a wide range of people, sharing your own interest in animals and being in an environment surrounded by exotic animals, then you will enjoy volunteer in this team.  Volunteers will primarily be involved in engaging visitors at every point of the customer journey. This might include giving tours or presentations, hosting our Conservation Station or interacting in our immersive exhibits such as Lemur Walkthrough and Butterfly Forest. In addition to public engagement, volunteers may assist in delivering programmes to uniformed and school groups during our annual summer schools and outreach programmes. Full training will be given for all tasks.

We ask that all our volunteers make a commitment to regular dates.

To register your interest in any of these opportunities, please click here complete the on-line application form.

If you are shortlisted for one of our volunteering opportunities and we have an opportunity for a volunteer, we will contact you to invite you to attend an assessment session or individual interview, as appropriate.