We’re celebrating this year’s National Volunteers Week by sharing our exciting vision for volunteering at the zoo!
Volunteers week is a time to recognise the contribution of volunteers and say thank you. As well as sharing our plan, we will be hosting an INSPIRING week of celebrations, FUN and AWESOME learning & development opportunities!
Our volunteers are passionate people who advocate for wildlife and conservation through volunteering. They provide thousands of volunteering hours every year and a wealth of experience and knowledge. Volunteers connect people with nature and Chester Zoo, empowering them to make a positive difference to wildlife through living more sustainably or creating habitats for native wildlife.
Our new plan shares our vision for volunteering and how we will work towards one of the key targets in the Conservation Masterplan, which aims to empower 10 million people to live more sustainably before our 100th birthday in 2031.
Our vision is to create a thriving and inclusive volunteer community that contributes to our mission of Preventing Extinction.
In line with our values, we are committed to providing an outstanding volunteer experience. Our volunteering plan guides our work to ensure our volunteer programme activities help us achieve our mission and charitable objectives.
Find out more about our WONDERFUL zoo and all of the incredible animals, plants and FUN things to do here. Download our app or PDF map to help plan you day and find your way around when you get here.