Volunteer at Zoological Society of Hertfordshire

Calling all animal lovers who are looking to gain some charity work 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 out with our park visitors or want to give our zookeepers a hand, we guarantee that we can find you the perfect volunteering opportunity to help you gain that all important charity work experience.

What are the benefits of Volunteering at ZSH?

  • All necessary training will be given and you will get to have some fantastic experiences being part of our team
  • Lunch is provided via a voucher for any of our food outlets
  • You will also get a special volunteer uniform

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

Dino Team (17+)

Dinosaurs have arrived at Paradise Wildlife Park!

We are looking for new members to join our existing Dino Team, who ensure our dinosaurs are well looked after and that our guests leave having had an outstanding experience.

Volunteers will need to commit to one day per week throughout the busy season (March – October) 09.30-16.00.

Role Description:

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

We are looking for confident 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 ranging from endangered species and habitats to native British Wildlife.

The role involves:

  • A full range of retail activities, including arranging displays, serving customers, pricing and restocking, and cash 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 most enjoyable day.
  • Optionally, Conservation Team Volunteers have the opportunity to attend and assist at a range of special events organised throughout the year to raise awareness of, and funds for, specific conservation projects.
  • All Conservation Team Volunteers are welcome to attend the monthly team meetings and contribute to the running of the group.


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