Discovery Hut wardens are the public face at the Seaton Wetlands.

The wardens welcome people to the Wetlands and answer enquiries about the site, handing out maps and events guides.

It's important that you enjoy meeting people  and have good communication skills.

An interest in wildlife and/ or birds is essential but expertise is not expected... being a warden is a great place to learn more!

The wardens serve teas and coffees, show people the resources at the centre including the Nature Table and collect visitor data.

Most of the Discovery Hut wardens are trained to hire out the tramper, an off road mobility scooter available for use at Seaton Wetlands for people with limited mobility. The wardens also hire out Pond dipping equipment.

The Discovery Hut is open 10am to 4pm, Saturday to Monday throughout the year. 

In the winter there are three two-hour slots to cover.

In the summer there are two three-hour slots to cover.

You can be flexible and choose your shifts and how much you'd like to get involved. You will volunteer in a pair whenever possible.

All of the volunteers are offered Tramper training, first aid training and there are at least two social events a year.

View the volunteer handbook.

Please contact the Countryside team for more information, Email: or Phone: 01395 517557