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Volunteering

We run a volunteering programme! Volunteers provide much needed help to our zoo staff, and in return we offer our volunteers an invaluable experience within the zoo field.

Zoo Keeping Volunteers

We have a dedicated team of zoo keepers who oversee all aspects of animal care in the zoo. Our zoo keeping volunteer team assist our keeping staff with everything from feeding the animals, to cleaning enclosures, to providing enrichment.

We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one day every week/fortnight/month, for a minimum period of 6 months*. Anyone wishing to volunteer must be at least 16 years of age for insurance purposes and have their own means of getting to and from the zoo.

If you would like any further information on volunteering at the zoo, please email recruitment@fivesisterszoo.co.uk or call the office on 01506 870 000.

* References will only be provided for those who complete the minimum period of 6 months

How do I apply to be a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering with us:

1. Please read through our Volunteer and Intern Checklist, Dress Code, and our Data Protection information.

2. Download and fill in the Application Form and the Emergency Contact Form.

3. Email your completed Application Form, Emergency Contact Form and a copy of your CV to recruitment@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

If you can’t commit that much time, or you’re not quite old enough, we offer work experience placements for those aged 15 yrs and up and currently in education. Or if one day a week isn’t enough, we also offer internships for those aged 18 years and up who are doing/have done animal-based studies.

We also offer volunteering within our education department.

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week! (inc. Bank Holidays; exc. 25th Dec. and 1st Jan.)

24th March – 30th September 2018 : 10am – 6pm 

1st – 31st October 2018 : 10am – 5pm 

1st November  2018 – 31st January 2019 : 10am – 4pm

1st February – 31st March 2019 : 10am – 5pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing time.

 

Admission Prices

Child (3-15 yrs): £10.45
Adult (16 yrs+): £12.95
Under 3s: free of charge
Concession*: £11.45
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £38.00 + £8.45 for each additional child.

*Concession: applies to pensioners, disabled customers and accompanying carers with official photo ID badge.

Handling Sessions : £3 p/p

Lemur Feeds : £6 p/p

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play

2 hour session

Child 3+ £5.50   Child 1 – 2 yrs £3.50   Under 1 yrs £1.00

£2.50 discount for corporate & season passes (only for the number of children stated on the passes) and children with a valid, paid Zoo ticket (must be used on same day).  Any children who qualify for free entry to the Zoo, will be charged full price for soft play appropriate to their age.

Contact Us

Five Sisters Zoo
Gavieside, West Calder
West Lothian, EH55 8PT

T: 01506 870 000 / 01506 871 111

enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T : 01506 872 200