Celebrating role of volunteers in wetland conservation

Arundel Wetland Centre has celebrated 40 years of involving volunteers in wetland conservation '“ and calling for more people to get involved.

Friday, 7th October 2016, 10:21 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:51 am
Mari Proudlock on the membership desk

The Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) centre is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and the charity says its success would not have been possible without the support of its committed staff and volunteers.

Millions of people have visited and volunteers have helped staff to provide young and old with a great day out, as well as inspiring them about its wetland conservation work in the UK and internationally.

WWT Arundel is now looking for the next generation of enthusiastic volunteers who want to get involved through practical, hands-on roles in the grounds team, encouraging families to learn about the importance of wetlands or showing visitors the stunning wildlife as a Guide in the Hide.

Craft volunteer Margaret Kett

Centre manager Dave Fairlamb said: “We really value the support we receive from our volunteers in supporting our work.

“Volunteers can get involved in a variety of ways, from supporting us in the office, getting hands on outside on the grounds and reserve or inspiring the next generation to care for wetlands.

“We simply couldn’t achieve as much as we do without their support.”

The centre is especially looking for skilled carpenters to help repair and maintain the facilities and people confident interacting with visitors of all ages about wildlife in the learning team.

Grounds volunteers Tony Clasby and Pauline Jones working on the wet grassland habitat

Visit www.wwt.org.uk or contact Chris Cavalier, volunteering development officer, on 020 8409 4460 or email [email protected] for more information.

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