Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Durrell. We are a charity, our mission is to save species from extinction and volunteer help enables us to do even more of this vital work.
Our volunteer opportunities are based at our Headquarters at Jersey Zoo. These opportunities are designed so that valuable volunteer hours are used effectively. Volunteer opportunities are defined as regular daily, weekly and monthly activities and also occasional events at weekends, evenings and holidays. Please note volunteers roles do not have direct animal contact.
Short term Volunteering
Short term volunteering opportunities (less than three months) are based around our charity shop, gardeners and events.
People from outside of Jersey
Jersey's customs and immigration state that volunteers need to be eligible to work in Jersey.
Provided international volunteers have the correct paperwork we are happy to have them volunteering with us.
If you are not from Jersey and unsure if you are eligible to volunteer, please check your individual circumstances by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Click for more information on How to get a registration card
Potential volunteers should be able to attend an informal chat at the zoo before volunteering.
Accommodation is unavailable for overseas volunteers.
Paid work and students
For student work experience placements or jobs please visit: Jobs and student placements
Volunteer opportunities inside Jersey Zoo are for over 18's only.
A limited number of under 18's can volunteer in our Charity Shop, helping us raise money and awareness for our mission. If you are are 14+ and have permission from a parent or guardian to volunteer, please click here Under 18 application form
Our mission is written in stone.
Volunteers play a vital part in working with us in support of that mission.
Volunteers enable our staff to dedicate their expertise where it is most needed and help through a range of activities as together we strive for a wilder, healthier, more colourful world.
You share Durrell's successes and our challenges. Together we are stronger and together we are making a difference. Thank you.