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Volunteering with OWR

Our small charity handles over 6,000 wildlife-related cases every year, and we would not be where we are without our amazing team of volunteers, who dedicate their time to helping restore balance and giving back to British wildlife. ​

As the charity grows to meet the increasing demand for our service, so must our incredible team.


We need help in a wide variety of positions, including but not subject to:

  • Animal Care

  • Maintenance & Upkeep

  • Wildlife Ambulance Drivers

  • Fundraising/ Events

All that we ask is for the following: 

  • You must be 18 years or older to volunteer with us

  • Be able to commit to a regular 4 hour shift (weekly or bi-weekly)

  • That you hold no criminal convictions involving animals/ abuse

Please find below our latest volunteering roles: 

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Animal Care Volunteer (4 hour - Weekend Shifts)

We are currently looking for volunteers to come and help us for our patients at the weekends here at our wildlife rescue centre.

Jobs include (but are not limited to):

- Cleaning pens, cages, floors and work surfaces.

- Feeding, weighing and monitoring our patients.

- General centre upkeep and tidying.

Some points of interest to bare in mind:

Physical fitness and working as a team are ideal ethics, as is a general understanding that not every patient will make it and we do see patients who are in pain and are suffering. We rescue all species of British wildlife from pigeons, owls, hedgehogs and foxes and many others. Full training will be given on the job.

These are wild animals that we are working with and therefore we do not play, cuddle or interact with them.  We need to keep them as wild as possible to give them the best chance of surviving upon release.

We do not keep ANY patients here for life and we do not agree with the term 'sanctuary' when it comes to a wild animals future.

If this role is something you'd like to help us with, please find the link to our volunteer application form below:

We are a small team, so we cannot guarantee we will be able to reply to all volunteer applications straight away, but we will try to respond when possible.

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