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.
Fundraising Volunteers are now able to sign up and become part of the team faster and easier than ever before. Its doesn't matter where you are from, if you share our vision of a wilder, healthier more colourful world and want to support the work of Durrell Wildlife at Jersey Zoo and around the world now you can!
Please click this Durrell Fundraisers form to start helping us save species from extinction today.
Short term Volunteering at Jersey Zoo vs Regular Volunteering Roles
Short term volunteering opportunities (less than three months) are based around our charity shop, gardeners and events and are subject to people being available, invited and completing one of the inductions held over the year.
People who have regular time on their hands to give, maybe a morning a week, two afternoons a month or more, are welcome to register interest in any of our roles at Jersey Zoo. Volunteers in these roles come to Jersey zoo for a chat, are invited to attended an induction and then recieve relevant training for the role they are asked to do. As this is a more time consuming onboarding process we ask that only volunteers who are able to attend the chat, induction and who feel they will be available for a longer period apply for Fruit chopping, Keeper support, Zoo Ranger and office admin roles.
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 in Jersey, please check your individual circumstances by emailing email@example.com
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. Volunteers under 18 can also fundraise for us via the above link provided a parent or guardian gives permission.
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.