Although we have a team of full and part-time Care Assistants, the work we do here is ongoing and we are always in need of reliable volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved with the hands-on work within the Hospital you must be able to start at 8am. Evening volunteers (needed from April to August each year) need to start between 5-6pm and will finish around 9.30pm. Fancy a working holiday? Book a work experience placement of 1-3 weeks with us (see our ‘Work Placement’ page for more details).
The routine jobs include cleaning out and feeding patients inside the Hospital on a daily basis. Some casualties need cleaning out several times a day. In the spring and summer months many youngsters require hand feeding from early in the morning until last thing at night. Other jobs include washing up, keeping the Hospital clean and tidy, mopping floors, preparing feeds and much more. Outside enclosures need cleaning daily and all outside casualties need fresh food and water every day, sometimes more than once a day.
Not so obvious, but every bit as vital to the running of the Wildlife Hospital, is the maintenance work around the site (weeding, strimming, mowing etc.) as well as the upkeep and repair of outside enclosures (this ranges from building new enclosures to treating the wood of the existing ones). If this type of volunteering appeals to you, we would welcome as many hours and at whatever times suit you best.
Sometimes specialist skills are required in certain areas of the work we do, although much of it is basic cleaning, feeding and washing up. All we ask of a volunteer is that they are enthusiastic and share our love of wildlife. You will need sturdy old clothes and footwear as work can be inside or out, and can also be wet and muddy at times!
We recognise that manual work is not suitable for everyone, but if you feel that you would like to do more to help out wildlife than donating to Vale (which is still very welcome!) but the above job description isn’t for you, fear not! We have to raise over £30,000 every month to continue our work!!
Volunteers are also needed for:
picking up casualties that people are unable to get to us, helping in our Charity Shop in Evesham, sorting out donations of jumble, manning car boot stalls, helping in street collections, perhaps by becoming a fundraising coordinator, baking cakes for our Open Days, Christmas Fairs etc.
Whatever level of commitment you are able to offer we’ll be happy to hear from you. Please complete the Volunteer Form and return it to us at our usual address. For more information please call Jeff Wood on 01386 882288.
Apply online by clicking here
Or you can download our volunteer form here
Note: Volunteers must be aged 16 years or older.
Fancy a working holiday? Why not spend a week (or more) working hands-on at Vale. We offer placements to people looking to experience life in a busy wildlife hospital. See our ‘Work Placements’ page for more details.