Drusillas Park has thanked its volunteers on International Volunteers Day.
The national day recognises the valuable contribution volunteers make within their communities.
For Polegate resident, Ivy Scarborough, volunteering is a huge part of everyday life.
Since March she has been helping out at her local zoo, Drusillas Park, returning twice a week to assist the education department.
Ivy said, “After retiring I wanted to find a new challenge. I’d been talking to my husband about what I could do with my extra time and he suggested listing all of the things I enjoy.
“I always wanted to work with animals so when I saw an advert on Facebook asking for volunteers it seemed perfect.
“I rang in and the rest is history. I absolutely love it and I’m always going home to my husband with different stories.
“As part of my role I help look after a variety of animals cared for by the education team and get them ready to meet children who visit the Park.
“After working in a school for 13 years it is great to see the children’s faces; I can’t tell you what it is like.”
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