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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with ICBP.

The International Centre for Birds of Prey is worlds oldest and largest dedicated Birds of Prey Centre in the world. The ICBP works to study Birds of Prey and their habitats by carrying out scientific, conservation and education work in the UK and worldwide.

The main source of funding for our work is the site of many of our captive breeding projects for endangered species. Over 1.5 million people visit the zoos each year and we aim to give them a unique and memorable experience. The Society employs over 70 conservation scientists to carry out research and manage conservation programmes in 80 countries world-wide, including Britain.

The role of volunteers

Volunteers play a very important part in the life of the ICBP. They do not take the place of paid staff, but they contribute to the success of ICBP by assisting staff, helping the visitors enjoy their day and providing excellent customer service.

Please note:

  • There is no direct contact with animals, unless stated, but they are all around you!
  • All volunteers will be based at ICBP Newent; please apply only if you live within easy travelling distance of the site.
  • Please note you must be over sixteen to apply to be a ICBP volunteer.

Register your interest in becoming a volunteer for ICBP.


Helping Volunteers

This is a programme at the ICBP where Helping Volunteers interact with visitors to awaken or deepen an interest in the birds and conservation, and help them have an enjoyable and interesting day at the centre.

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Membership Volunteers

For those who wish to generate funds for wildlife and conservation at The International Centre for Birds of Prey by helping ICBP recruit new members for the ICBP Friends scheme.

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Keeper Volunteers

Keeper volunteers help support the Bird Staff in the daily routines of the centre.

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