Volunteer with us


We have opportunities to volunteer in several areas, depending upon your interest, and you can volunteer with us from the age of 16 – and there’s no upper age limit! You can volunteer with any one of the following teams: Aviculture, Farm, Gardens and Education. We ask for a commitment of time on a regular basis over an agreed period to ensure that any training we give is reciprocated fairly and in return we offer experience in a friendly zoo environment and fun, challenging work.

Our staff work from 8am each day, and have an average 8 hour working day. Volunteers can of course work different hours but again we ask that these be agreed in advance.  If you are keen to pursue this further, then please consider your situation and the commitment you are willing to make, as well as which area you would like to be considered for.

Please fill out the form below to apply for Volunteering.

    Personal information

    First Name (required)

    Family Name (required)

    Your title

    Home Telephone No:

    Mobile Telephone No:

    Your Email (required)

    Your address

    Post code

    Are you required by law to have a work permit? (required)


    If yes, give details

    Have you ever been prosecuted for animal cruelty? (required)


    I confirm that I am 16 years old or older.

    Are you currently studying in higher education? YesNo

    Are you seeking a voluntary placement as a requirement of your studies? YesNo

    Area of Interest

    Aviculture AssistantFarm AssistantEducation AssistantResearch AssistantGrounds AssistantAdmin AssistantRetail Assistant

    Daily Availability

    Monday (AM)Monday (PM)Tuesday (AM)Tuesday (PM)Wednesday (AM)Wednesday (PM)Thursday (AM)Thursday (PM)Friday (AM)Friday (PM)Saturday (AM)Saturday (PM)Sunday (AM)Sunday (PM)

    For the days selected above, please indicate how many hours you are available for:








    In total, how many hours / days per week would you be willing to commit to your volunteering at Birdworld?

    (At least one session a week and a minimum of 4 hours per session is required.)


    Proposed period of availability:

    Proposed Start Date:

    Proposed review / end date:

    The next step will be for you to come along so we can discuss the best option for you and we can ensure that your time with us will be well spent!

    We probably only need to meet for about 15 minutes, during which we can discuss what you wish to gain from volunteering with us and I can explain what
    we expect from our volunteers.

    Please could you to indicate below when you would be available to come along, giving three alternatives, and we will confirm by e-mail when we can see you.

    Preference Date Time available (Between 2:30pm and 5pm)




    By clicking 'send' below you are giving consent that the information that you provide on this form will be used to process your application for volunteer. The personal information that you provide will also be used in a confidential manner to help us monitor our recruitment process. We will not disclose your information to any third parties without your prior permission. If you succeed in your application and take up a volunteer position with us, the information will be used in the administration of your voluntary status with us. We may also use the information if there is a complaint or legal challenge relevant to this recruitment process. By submitting this application form we will be assuming that you agree to the processing of sensitive personal data. If you are unsuccessful with your application or decline an offer, your data will be removed 6 months after this decision is taken. Further information in our privacy policy.

    I declare that the information I have given in this application is accurate and true. I understand that providing misleading or false information will disqualify me from appointment or, if appointed, may result in my dismissal. I give my consent to use my personal data as described.