There are lots of opportunities to help out at the Wildlife Trust Countryside Centre and in the local community:
Please contact Mandy or Louise if you would like to help with any of the above or would like to find out more.
"I volunteer with school visits and at family events because I want to enthuse children to learn about the amazing fenland environment and the history which created it."
Anne, Great Fen volunteer
"I volunteer for the Great Fen Education team for many reasons. I have always been passionate about the environment and believe that the children should be given every opportunity to enjoy, explore and understand the environment. I also thoroughly enjoy working with so many enthusiastic people at the Great Fen. I go home after each visit smiling because I've had so much fun."
Helen, Great Fen volunteer
Our education programmes are very popular with children and teachers and we often have up to 50 or 60 children at a time from reception age upwards but mainly Key Stages 1 and 2.
Visits normally run from around 9.30am until 2.30pm and there is some preparation and clearing up time before and after. We would be grateful of any help you could offer with these visits.
We would love some help whenever you may be available; if you would like to come along for just one or two school visits or all of them it would be entirely up to you, we don’t ask for any minimum commitment.
The main thing is to inspire and share a love of nature, heritage and wildlife with the children in a fun and interactive way. And making sure they don’t fall in the pond! So come along for a chat and get involved; it makes a real difference to children’s lives.
This is the weekend club for kids aged 7-12. Have a look at the video to see what it's all about, and see the upcoming activities on the Events page.
"Wildlife Watch enables young people to learn all about wildlife. We do all sorts of fun activities, from dissecting owl pellets to making model animals, quizzes, art projects and pond dipping."
Barbara Cracknell, Wildlife Watch Volunteer Leader