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Nature Centre - Visitor Experience role

Nature Centre - Visitor Experience 

Location: Ipswich Nature Centre, Queens Park

This role will see volunteers be stationed at key locations in the Nature Centre engaging with visitors and answering general enquiries.  Volunteers will also assist visitors in interacting appropriately with the animals in our interactive spaces such as the barn and free flight aviary, ensuring the safety of both animals and visitors in the interactive spaces of the centre. 

Busy periods for this role will be on weekends and during school holidays. Ideally volunteer will make an ongoing commitment with weekly shifts. However, for the right candidates this could be offered as a holiday only volunteering opportunity. 

Shift availability varies so please include your availability when applying. 

Volunteer shifts occur 7 days a week and are done at the below times: 
Mornings 9am: - 1pm
Afternoons 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Interested volunteers will have:

  • Knowledge of animals and Ipswich local area or willingness to learn
  • Customer service experience with a customer focused happy disposition
  • Physically fit and able to be on their feet for the duration of the shift
  • Ability to commit to shifts on school holidays, public holidays and/or weekends. 

How many volunteers are needed? It will depend on how many shifts are available at the time of recruitment.

What's in it for you? Be part of a close-knit team who love to share their love for and knowledge of animals. Volunteers will be provided with a shirt and hat. 

All volunteers are presented with a certificate of appreciation showing the amount of time they worked with us at the end of their commitment.

If you are a student enrolled in an animal related course and looking for a placement or work experience, please apply through our work experience program instead:

If you are looking for a hands-on animal care related role, please have a look at this role instead: MyImpactPage - Nature Centre - Animal Care Role ( 

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