Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer at Zoological Society of Hertfordshire

Calling all animal lovers who are looking to gain some charity experience! Why not come and volunteer at our Hertfordshire zoo, based just outside of North London?
Whether you're looking to come and help us ensure our visitors have any amazing time, or you want to pass on a passion for conservation and a love of animals, we'll try and find you perfect voluntary role to help you gain that all important charity experience.
If you love being outdoors in the fresh air, are outgoing and energetic, and are looking to try your hand at something new, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

What are the benefits of Volunteering at Paradise?

  • All necessary training will be given, so you’ll have the opportunity to learn something new and develop as an individual
  • As a valued member of the Paradise team, you’re bound to make some new friends (whether human or animal) and will have some amazing experiences
  • Lunch is provided via a voucher for any of our food outlets, so you won’t go hungry!
  • You will also get a special volunteer uniform, which you can wear with pride
  • You’ll get the opportunity to be part of one of Hertfordshire’s best loved visitor attractions

If you are interested in one of our volunteer positions, please email Barbara on volunteer@pwpark.com for more information or an expression of interest form.

Current Volunteer Roles

Volunteer Gardening Assistants

Paradise Wildlife Park is seeking volunteers to assist in the maintenance of the gardens and outdoor spaces at our wonderful Zoo.

We are not looking for huge expertise but people who are prepared to learn and be enthusiastic and creative in their approach to the tasks involved in maintaining the spaces that our visitors enjoy so much.

Tasks will vary on a daily basis and will include:

  • Soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning and planting
  • Care of the nursery areas: Growing plants, sowing seeds, planting bulbs, cultivating cuttings and transferring seedlings to pots and containers
  • Lawn maintenance and cultivation
  • Helping keep the gardens and site free from litter
  • Support the animal park team with enrichment and planting for enclosures
  • Interact with members of the public in a friendly and enthusiastic way

If you have some time on your hands, love being outdoors, think you may have green fingers and are friendly and enthusiastic, this could be the role for you!

All we ask is that you commit to at least one day per week, generally 08.00-17.00 in the Summer (April-Sept) and 08.00-16.00 Winter (Oct-March).

Dino Team Volunteers (17+)

Dinosaurs have arrived at Paradise Wildlife Park!

We are looking for new volunteers to join our existing Dino Team, who ensure our dinosaurs are well looked after and that our guests leave having had a fun and informative experience.

Volunteers will need to commit to a minimum of one day per week throughout the summer (April – September), generally from 09.30 to 16.00 each day.

Role Description:

  • General visitor engagement throughout the World of Dinosaurs attraction
  • Demonstrations of fossils and other artefacts
  • Occasional photography for families in the exhibit
  • Manning of interactive exhibits, including our new Dino Daycare

We are looking for confident, talkative volunteers as most of your time will be spent interacting with visitors. Volunteers will also need to be comfortable with being outside in all weathers and be able to stand for a few hours at a time. Training will be provided, but an interest in dinosaurs is definitely a bonus!

Conservation Cabin

Our conservation cabin is situated in the middle of the park, opposite the Red Pandas and next to the Big Cats. It is staffed exclusively by volunteers, with all profits going to support conservation projects across the world (everything from helping to protect endangered species to enhancing local areas to help native British Wildlife).

The role involves:

  • A full range of retail activities, including arranging displays, serving customers, pricing, restocking and till management
  • Engaging with customers to explain our fundraising purpose, conservation objectives and achievements to date
  • Acting as an information point for visitors needing directions or assistance
  • Helping to ensure all visitors have a wonderful day
  • Attending special events, to help raise awareness of and funds for specific conservation projects

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