Duckery volunteer vacancies at Martin Mere

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Duckery volunteer vacancies at Martin Mere

We are looking for volunteers to support our important breeding programme at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

There are currently over 150 volunteers who play a vital role in the running of our visitor services, school visits, grounds and reserve at Martin Mere. As we prepare for our busy breeding season we are looking for duckery volunteers to join the team at weekends.

The role is short term, beginning in the middle of May when our ducklings begin to hatch, and finishing in July when our duckling nursery closes.

The volunteers will help to support our conservation programme, engaging with our visitors in the duckling nursery, helping our grounds and reserve teams with weekend activities and supporting our visitor services team with conservation duties.

Jane Barker, volunteering development officer at WWT Martin Mere said: “We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with good communication skills to support our breeding season at Martin Mere. We want to hear from people who are 18 years of age or over and happy to work in a team of staff and volunteers.”

Interested applicants can email Jane Barker at [email protected] or call 01704 891224.

Later this month Martin Mere will host the annual award-winning Downy Duckling Week from Monday 26th May to Sunday 1st June. This is a fascinating egg-to-duckling experience with ‘candling’ workshops (where a light is used to look inside an egg), chipping eggs and newly hatched ducklings.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is a haven for a host of creatures such as otters, beavers, kingfishers, geese and swans. Watch birds from the shelter of our comfortable hides, enjoy an expert walk or talk, or simply watch the world go by in our cafe overlooking our waterfowl collection – there’s plenty to do at a Wetland Centre all year round.

Martin Mere is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 6pm during summer months (and until 4.30pm during the winter) and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.
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