What other volunteers say...

martina zilian  Martina Zilian from Germany - Associate/support lecturer and consultant

"My name is Martina, from Germany, I am a Volunteer at the Sealcentre Pieterburen since 2018. For me it is one of the best places to be! I am working as a volunteer in the Visitors Centre/Education department. My application was founded on my experiences as a visitor where I had always unbelievable and great moments in the Sealcentre, made possible by all the warm and friendly people who are working there. I decided then I wanted to give something back to them…


mila virola

Mila Varola from Italy - Postgraduate in Marine Biology

"I joined the Seal Centre team from November 2018 until the end of February 2019. As a volunteer, I lived in the campus with other people, who turned out to be some of the best mates I’ve ever met. Living in campus for me meant being a part of a big family and the place itself is just next to the seal center, so it was awesome to have breakfast with the amusing view of seals chilling in the pools...



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Merle Schiebergen from The Netherlands - Professional dancer

"In my daily life I am a professional dancer, something totally different from animal care. I’ve always loved animals and nature and I think the world of the sea is so mysterious and incredible, that is why I wanted to go to Pieterburen and work with/learn about these cute looking but wild animals! We started with a training week, which in short was a week full off new information and impressions, the new living situation and a lot of new people! When all is new, of course it takes a bit of time to settle... 


annemarieAnneMarie van der Wurf from the Netherlands - Local volunteer

"January 2010 I came in as a volunteer in the Sealcentre here in Pieterburen. It was a harsh winter.The centre was overcrowded with seals.That`s the reason why they asked people from the area to help, one or two days weekly. This was my chance to work with wild animals, also for my study as a naturopathic for animals. I visit the centre a year before when I had one of my traineeships in a Practice for Farm Animals. It was a suprise that the vet told me we had to go right away to the centre cause the first premature pup was brought in...



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