Volunteer seal warden opportunity at Donna Nook, Lincolnshire
27th & 28th November
4th & 5th December
11th & 12th December
9am - 4pm
Every winter, grey seals come to Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast to give birth to their pups, attracting heaps of visitors, and we need some new volunteer wardens to help us manage it!
- 27th & 28th November
- 4th & 5th December
- 11th & 12th December
Every winter, grey seals come to Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast to give birth to their pups; a wildlife spectacle which attracts visitors from around the world.
During this time, Donna Nook receives upwards of 60,000 visitors, and we have an excellent team of volunteers who help us manage this for the welfare of seals and people’s safety. Our volunteer seal wardens provide valuable face-to-face contact for visitors, answer questions about the seals and other wildlife, patrol the viewing area, enforce the visitor guidelines and help run our small gift shop.
This year we have a very exciting opportunity for young people to join us on a two-day seal warden experience. It will involve shadowing our Engagement Officer and other volunteer wardens as they carry out daily tasks including public engagement, delivering family activities and shopkeeping. No previous experience needed - this is an opportunity for anyone between the age of 16-30 who is interested in, or wants to gain experience of wildlife, conservation and people engagement.
How do I get involved?
To join our friendly team, just fill in the volunteer registration form and send it to
email@example.com before Sunday 14th November 2021.
Please use the email subject header ‘Donna Nook Volunteer Warden’. Due to a limited capacity of two people per 2-day experience, volunteers will be selected based on their ‘Interests and aspirations’ section of the form / a first come first serves basis.
After the experience, we will ask all volunteers to complete a feedback survey and send us a story about their time as a seal warden. This might be a short video clip, voice recording, diary note or blog, to feature on the Dynamic Dunescapes website and help inspire others in conservation.