Will Jones, Wild East Devon Engagement & Participation Officer:

Wetlands Visitor Warden Volunteers are the beating heart of our flagship nature reserve Seaton Wetlands. They are the most enthusiastic, knowledgeable and welcoming team and give our visitors the perfect welcome from directions around site to tips on where the best nature can be found.

Wetlands Visitor Warden Volunteers are the public face at the Seaton Wetlands.

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

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

Most of the Visitor 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.

 

Shift patterns and hours vary throughout the year. You can be flexible and choose your shifts and how much you'd like to get involved. You will volunteer in a pair with another volunteer whenever possible, booking is via the online volunteer portal.

All of the volunteers are offered Tramper training, first aid training and there are plenty of social events throughout the year.

Please contact the Wild East Devon team for more information, email wild@eastdevon.gov.uk or phone 01395 517557

 

Please note:

During this January lockdown there's no volunteering taking place on our sites. If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out this form here and you will be added to our waiting list.