Volunteer With Us

We are always in need of help in our small hospital room. If you have the time, interest and commitment, we could do with your help. With no paid staff, we are entirely reliant on our volunteer team to keep the charity going.

Volunteering with us is probably one of the most rewarding things you can do with your spare time. The work is hard and mucky and you need to possess the skills to cope with difficult and upsetting situations as and when they arise but the feeling of helping an animal return to the wild is incredible and many of our volunteers have gone on to have successful careers in the animal care sector.

In order to volunteer with us, we have to insure you and cover the cost of this so you MUST be able to commit to one day per week, every week and you must be reliable for that day. These animals really do need our help so , if you do not feel that you will be able to attend every week, please don’t apply.

You must also be over 18 and be prepared to work outside in all weathers!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US – Tea and Coffee plus a feeling of complete satisfaction that you are part of a wonderful team of people who are doing something amazing for local wildlife!

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU – Once we add your name to the duty rota we expect you to attend and stay until all of the cleaning and feeding duties are done.  (Shift hours are 9.30am to approximately 3pm. Although this can vary according to season. We are much busier during spring and summer.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a small home based rescue, not a large animal centre and at least 80% of our intake is common garden birds, so please bear that in mind when applying.

Download our volunteer handbook here – Volunteer Handbook

See job description below ↓

Animal Care Assistants

Our Volunteers come in during the mornings, from around 9.30 am and help to clean out our hospital patients and aviaries, prepare feed, medicate and treat minor ailments, collect and release animals and also help with fundraising. The main focus is always to ensure that the areas holding the patients are clean and that they all have fresh bedding, food and water.

Duties involved would be

  • cleaning and feeding of patients.
  • preparing cages for new admissions
  • restocking supplies, including towels, washed bowls, newspapers and advising of any shortages
  • assisting with aviary cleaning


Contact Us

Though we wish we could, we are not as yet able to run a 24 hour service and very often we are so busy that we are unable to immediately answer the phone , so please do bear with us and do leave us a message. It is likely only to be a few minutes before we return your call.

Telephone: 01582 527465

Email: info@wildlife-rescue.org.uk

Registered Charity No. 1110714


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