Work at Durrell (Jersey & Overseas)

Whether you're looking for advertised positions, wanting to become a volunteer or a student looking for work experience, you're in the right place.


Advertised vacancies...

Marketing Volunteer - apply by 31 December 2016

  Job Title: Marketing Volunteer Reports To: Head of Marketing & Commercial Job purpose: This voluntary position is a support f...

At our Jersey headquarters, and around the world, Durrell is supported by a large number of invaluable volunteers. Whether it's chopping fruit for our animals, filling envelopes for members, or getting dirty cleaning out enclosures, the help they give is diverse and greatly appreciated.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our activities in Jersey. Volunteers assist in a number of areas at our Wildlife Park, for more information please download our volunteer handbook or contact Durrell’s Volunteer Coordinator Dan Craven at or 01534 860045.

If you are interested in volunteering with one of our field projects please keep checking our website; these positions are advertised when available.

What can you do as a volunteer?

If you live in Jersey, Channel Islands, and would like to volunteer at our Jersey site, please fill out the following volunteer interest form and email it with a CV and covering letter to or mail to:

  • Dan Craven
  • Les Augrès Manor, La Profonde Rue
  • Trinity, Jersey JE3 5BP
  • Channel Islands

Currently available volunteer roles:

- Volunteer fruit chopper - to help chop fruit for the bird department on Saturday afternoons.

- Charity Shop Volunteers - click for more information

- Charity Shop Volunteers - we require volunteers qualified in P.A.T testing electrical appliances

- Charity shop car park volunteers required- weds-sat 8.45-1pm to help organise visitor parking.

- Landscape Volunteer - Gardening duties such as weeding, pruning ,planting, hoeing, mixing cement/hoggin for pathwork, wood splitting, woodchip screening, watering, sowing seeds in glasshouse/showcase.

- Gerald Durrell Story guide – click for more information.

- Organic Farm Volunteer – click for more information.

If you are interested in any of these roles please fill in an interest form below and indicate your preference.


You must be at least 18 years of age to volunteer at Durrell. For under 18’s interested in volunteering, please take a look at our Young Conservationists programme.

Due to the volume of interest we receive you we may only be contacted if you are short listed. If you are short listed you will be invited to an informal discussion about volunteering at Durrell.

Download Volunteer Interest form

* If you would like assistance, please contact us at

Durrell is delighted to be able to offer a number of work experience placements which will give you a unique understanding of working for an international conservation organisation.

There is the chance to develop your skills across a variety of departments at Durrell, including the mammal, bird, herpetology, lab and veterinary, and marketing departments.

There is also the opportunity to complete research projects and dissertations during your placement.

A placement at Durrell will provide valuable experience to add to your CV showing future employers that you are committed to a career in the conservation sector.

To see if you are suitable to apply for a placement please download the following guidelines.

We will be taking applications from the 1st October 2016 for:

  • - Summer placements - Flexible starting 1st June 2017 to September 2017.
  • - Year placements - Flexible starting 1st September 2017 to August 2018.

Closing date for applications will be 1st January 2017, and successful candidates will be notified by 20th January 2017. If you are selected for interview we will arrange to contact you via Skype.

If you are required to complete a research project during your placement please indicate this at the time of your application.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to Please indicate whether you are applying for a summer or year placement, and your preferred department in your application.

If you would like further information please contact Eluned Price at or +44 (0)1534 860044.

Response time

If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion. We would like to be able to write to all applicants individually, but this is not possible due to limited HR resources.

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