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If you're interested in volunteering either at the rescue in a hands on role, or in other ways such as helping at events, fundraising etc please use the link below to download our volunteering forms. Once the forms have been returned we can arrange training. Please see below for an outline of the roles available.
Due to the nature of our work and for insurance reasons we do not offer volunteer places for anyone under the age of 18.
We are unable to accept Duke of Edinburgh placements or work experience that is for a week or 2 weeks at a time due to the hours the rescue is manned.
The only placements we can accept are for a morning (9am - 1pm) on a weekly basis.
Roles and examples of what is included
Morning Care Assistant - Daily - 9am – 1pm
Cleaning cages, Setting up new cages, food prep, weighing and recording information, keeping records accurate and up to date, processing any new admissions, Hand feeding hoglets – full training will be given (possibly in your own home) general rescue jobs including washing up, cleaning, newspaper prep, washing etc, serving in the shop. There is the option to be trained to help with medicating the hedgehogs if you wish.
Evening Care Assistant - Daily – Summer hours 5pm – 7pm, Winter Hours – 4pm- 6pm
Topping up food and
water, preparing evening feeds, general rescue jobs including washing up,
cleaning, newspaper prep, washing etc. Dealing with new admissions and any shop
sales. There is the option to be trained to help with medicating the hedgehogs
if you wish
Event and Fundraising
Assisting at Rescue Open
day, events and fundraising opportunities – for example, crafting days at
Tesco, Raffles, helping with talks.
Hedgehog Transport - Daily 8am – 7pm
Taking hedgehogs to and
from the Vets, collecting hedgehogs from finders and bringing to the rescue.
This is managed on a whatsapp group where transport requests are posted.
General jobs in Shop and Rescue - Daily 9am – 7pm
Admin roles that can be completed in the home or rescue – Gift Aid spreadsheet, Cage sponsorship keeping it up to date and dealing with what has been in the cages. Keeping the online shop up to date, processing online orders and taking items to the post office, emailing finders updates on the hedgehog they have brought in, contacting finders to collect hedgehogs, up-dating the data base.
Hospital Admissions and Release Collections
Being at the hospital should an admission need to come or if a hedgehog needs collecting ready for release while the rescue is unmanned.