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The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. Wetlands are the primary source of drinking water for people and wildlife ...

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Canoe Safari

Canoe Safari

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Newgrounds Ln, Gloucester GL2 7BT, UK
Outdoors
Nature & sustainabilityAnimal welfareWellbeing
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WWT
#76111
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Summary

We’re WWT, the charity for wetlands and wildlife. We’re on a mission to restore wetlands because they are a wondrous solution to our world's problems.

Detailed description

What will you be doing?

·        Greeting visitors, explaining how to engage in the activity and sharing seasonal highlights about the wildlife and wetland habitat of the canoe trail

·        Supporting the canoe safari operator in the preparation, hiring and clearing away of canoes and associated equipment

·        Ensuring the canoes are safe to use and that all canoes and accessories are checked between each use, cleaned if necessary and kept in good working order

·        Assisting with providing instruction and advice to visitors on using the canoe safely and to ensure buoyancy aids are provided and fitted correctly. Ensuring health safety instructions and standards are strictly adhered to

·        Reporting any damage or repairs to the canoe safari operator and to assist with keeping accurate records of all canoe hire and maintenance

·        Supporting with the maintenance of the canoe trail habitat and the grounds around the canoe safari through regular cleaning, horticulture, and clearance work

·        Assisting the Grounds team with the smooth running of events and group bookings 

Getting there

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is 2 miles off the A38. There is a large car park with ample car parking spaces and there is a bike rack available for staff volunteers. Rail: Cam & Dursley rail station is a 3.5 mile cycle or taxi ride away. Bus: Unfortunately there is no bus service directly to Slimbridge: the nearest services stop is at the A38, 2 miles walk from the Centre..
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About WWT

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. Wetlands are the primary source of drinking water for people and wildlife. They also connect us with nature, and with ourselves, through beautiful landscapes and inspiring encounters with wildlife.WWT’s ethos starts with the simple act of feeding a duck. That innocent connection with nature is more special if you’re feeding – say - the world’s rarest goose, saved from extinction by our expert aviculturists. It’s even more special if you’re surrounded by some of the UK’s top wildlife at one of our world class reserves, carefully designed and managed so wildlife will flourish.We take this wetland expertise around the world. We rescue endangered species from the edge of extinction. We investigate what’s damaging the wetlands on which people and wildlife depend. We protect, repair and actually create exciting new wetlands for people and wildlife.We work with communities, businesses and governments to help people live sustainably alongside wetlands, benefiting from the water, food, materials, shelter, livelihoods and enjoyment a well-managed wetland can provide.WWT is one of the world’s leading science and conservation institutions in its field. But we’re unique because we never forget it all starts with the simple pleasures, like feeding a duck. And maybe a nice cup of tea.