Volunteers at Woodside Wildlife Park are at the heart of our continued improvement and a valued part of our team. Our volunteers are a mix of students, post graduates gaining practical experience and animal enthusiasts who have retired from full time employment or have some spare time to help us.

We offer quality opportunities and fulfilling experiences for volunteers.  As a volunteer your support will contribute to the aims and continuing high standards at Woodside Wildlife Park. Volunteers do not take the place of paid employees, but actively contribute to our success caring for critically endangered species, by helping our staff in a variety of roles.

In a typical day you could be assisting our friendly zoo-keepers with day-to-day cleaning and diet preparation for our animals, building new enclosures or helping our visitors enjoy their day. Every day at Woodside is different and you can be sure volunteering here will be a fulfilling and rewarding experience.

Over the years a significant number of our volunteers have progressed to achieve their goals of becoming full-time zoo keepers, either here with us or with other collections, through the experience they gained at Woodside Wildlife Park.

Woodside is proud to be a member of both BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums), choosing to adhere to much higher levels of inspection with regards to everything we do  here at the park.

Membership to both of these professional organizations is voluntary, and ensures Woodside always delivers the absolute highest standard of care, training, breeding, diet and hygiene for all the species we home, together with the highest level of educational experience for our visitors. As members of both these organizations, Woodside remains at the forefront of successful and responsible breeding of some of the world’s most rare and endangered species.

You can be sure your time spent volunteering for us at Woodside will make a valuable contribution to the conservation efforts of some of the world’s most rare and endangered species. Please email us at registrar@woodsidewildlife.com to express your interest in the first instance.