Volunteers & Vacancies

Shepreth Wildlife Park


Shepreth Wildlife Conservation Charity

Email: swcc@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk for a different application form

Placement type:

  • One-day a week for 20 weeks
  • Four | Five | Six week block (Monday – Friday inclusive)
  • Six month block placement
  • One year placement
  • Corporate volunteer days (please email office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk for details)
Minimum 20 day requirement  |  Recommended hours: 10am – 5pm

How to Apply:

  • Please email your completed application form to: office@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk
  • Alternatively you can post a hard copy to: Volunteer Bookings, Shepreth Wildlife Park, Station Road, Shepreth, Herts, SG8 6PZ

Volunteer information

  • On your first day you will receive our Induction Programme followed by a multiple-choice questionnaire.
  • Duties include: general husbandry of all species on an assigned section: NORTH | EAST | WEST | SOUTH | CENTRAL | HORTICULTURE
  • It is recommended you bring waterproof clothing, Wellington boots and steel-toe boots (Please note: trainers / sandals are not allowed when working on the Wildlife Park)
  • All volunteers / students are required to participate in the native species and enrichment surveys.
  • An up-to-date tetanus is required for all work on-site.
  • All volunteers / students must be over 18 years old.

Job Vacancies

Catering Assistant

Brief Overview:

Shepreth Wildlife Park is looking to employ a dedicated and dynamic catering team to assist in the on-site amenity and soft play facilities.

Job Purpose:

To assist with the smooth running of the catering department to ensure customers have a positive experience during their visit.


  • Preparing and serving food
  • Dealing with customer enquiries and concerns
  • Ensuring that health and safety regulations are strictly observed, recorded and archived
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene
  • Regular evaluation of menus and customer service

Key Skills Required:

  • Previous catering experience is preferable, but not necessary
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • The ability to think quickly, work in stressful circumstances and stay calm in stressful situations
  • Stock-taking skills
  • Knowledge of food, hygiene and food preparation

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Level 3 food hygiene certificate

Key Information:

This is a part-time position. Will include weekend and school holiday work.

To apply, please email CV and covering letter to admin@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk for the attention of Sally Willers

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

If you would like to apply, please email admin@sheprethwildlifepark.co.uk