Meet our volunteers 



Hello, my name is Paris, and I joined The Kent Owl Academy in 2021. One of my favourite things to do at the centre is weigh and fly the birds. Merlin the eagle owl and yorkley the Great Horned must be my favourite Owls; I love to watch them fly and am always fascinated with the larger birds. I aim to become a zoologist, studying birds of prey and reptiles. When I joined, I was very shy but became more confident with people and animals.

Summer- Volunteer


Summer joined us for work experience but since day one was hooked onto working with birds of prey and exotic animals....espcially our skunk Freddy. Summer enjoys running our Junior Keeper days.

Jack-Senior Volunteer


Jack was one of our youngest volunteers, joining us after doing an experience day with us. Jack has a great sence of humour and often makes guests laugh during our Owl Encounter's and shows,although most roll their eyes to his silly owl jokes.



Hi, I’m Molly, I’ve been volunteering at the KOA since the beginning of 2022. I am currently working my way into training to become a veterinary nurse, wanting to specialise in exotics and birds of prey. So, this is the perfect place for me to begin! My favourite Owl is Severus the Vermiculated Eagle Owl, I absolutely adore working with him and the team.

Jack 'Gilly'-Site Manager


Jack is very handy with his tools...if something is broken he is the one the fix it. He joined us when trying to find something to do. Jack loves to help out and loves fixing problems. One of his favourite Owls is percy the Tawny Owl.



Hello, my name is Syl, and I joined The Kent Owl Academy in July 2021 in need of work experience. I always have had an interest in exotic animals like reptiles but really wanted some hands-on experience with birds...especially Owls. My dream job is in conservation or in a zoo. I enjoy running Owl Encounters and now do them daily and am one of the most reviewed volunteers on Trip Advisor. 



After completing the raptor awards, Amanda wanted to gain some hands on experience with the birds of prey. She often goes up to Scotland to see them in the wild and is a great person to have a good old chat with.

Annie-Senior Volunteer


Annie has been with us since near to the beginning of us opening. Being a vet-nurse she is always keen to do any regular health check we do on our animlas. Annie does anything from shows to weddings.



Hi, I am Ed, I joined The Kent Owl Academy at the end of 2022, I was looking for experience with Birds of Prey and Exotic Animals. I love to be around the birds and spend time with them. Lansell the Tawny Owl is my favourite bird here as he was the first Owl, I interacted with. I would love to open my own animal and reptile rescue centre as I want to help any animals that need a home.


We are located at:

Kent Owl Academy

Kent Life 

Lock Lane 



ME14 3AU

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