New wildlife park seeks volunteers

The Wild Place Project, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

Volunteers are being sought to help out at Bristol’s new visitor attraction – The Wild Place Project, near Cribbs Causeway.

The park opened six months ago and currently has around 30 part-time volunteers, who offer their time in a variety of ways: from manning the lemur walk-through enclosure to talking to guests in the ‘woodman’s hut’ in the new Wolf Wood – home to five European grey wolves.

Now the new attraction is calling on people in the nearby town of Bradley Stoke to volunteer in the run up to the busy summer holiday period.

The Wild Place Project’s Volunteer Services Manager, Ann Lovell, said:

“Volunteering at The Wild Place Project is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in an exciting new attraction, make new friends, be a part of a dynamic and evolving visitor attraction and play a part in the development of the park.”

“We’re looking for confident people, who enjoy talking to our guests and are willing to learn lots about the animals at The Wild Place Project.”

Ann Pearson, a current volunteer at the Wild Place Project said:

“I’ve always been interested in conservation and joining the first phase of the Wild Place Project was a very exciting opportunity.”

“It’s really a lovely place to be, in any weather. You really feel you are out in the countryside. The team of staff and volunteers all work well together to make it a special day for our guests.”

Visitors to The Wild Place Project can see animals from Madagascar, east Africa and the Congo, including zebra, eland, lemurs and red river hogs. Guests can also take a stroll in the woods, relax in the Tower Meadow or have fun in the undercover Fun Fort.

Volunteers would be required to help at The Wild Place Project for a minimum of half a day per week. No experience is necessary as full training will be given. Volunteers must be 18 years of age for most roles, but there is no upper age limit.

If you are interested in volunteering at The Wild Place Project, visit: Alternatively, phone the volunteer services department on 0117 974 7363.

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