Rescue & Response Drivers
At present we have one voluntary full time collection driver. He can be on the road for hours at a time and bring in up to 20 casualties each day.
We always need more drivers to transport animals, usually from vets or private addresses to the centre. We cover a 35 mile radius spanning Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, so having drivers located in all areas is essential for us to be able to reach all wildlife casualties.
If you have your own vehicle and can spare a few hours a week to help us out, we'd love to hear from you.
We have an Oak & Furrows Volunteer Drivers group on Facebook in which we post emergencies. If you would like to join, click HERE.
Wildlife Care Assistants
All of the animals at our centre need regular care throughout the day. Throughout the Summer months, this means feeding and cleaning up to 500 animals every day. Volunteers are absolutely essential for this.
This side of the job can involve a lot of cleaning and manual work, plus you do not always get a lot of interaction with the animals due to their wild nature, however you do get to see a wide range of wildlife up close and personal, which can be very rewarding.
The most useful time for us to have volunteers is in the mornings, however we do have evening shifts available in the summer months.
We are currently on the look out for people who are interested in wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, conservation and education, to join our board of trustees.
We're looking for people who are business minded and have a particular area of expertise, such as:
If you are willing to spare around one evening a month to discuss and plan the running, needs and future of the charity, we would love to hear from you.
Fundraising is absolutely crucial to ensuring we have enough money to care for our wildlife, so we are always looking for people who are willing to dedicate some to helping out.
We can provide collection tins, leaflets, display boards or anything else you might need to help you raise funds for the charity.
Here are some ideas on how you could help out:
- Cake sales
- Special school days (e.g. Non-uniform days)
- eBay charity auctions
- Setting up a collection point for donations
- Supermarket collections
- Running a stall at a local event
If you are interested in helping out in any of the ways listed above, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be aware that any work involving animals requires you to be over 14 years of age and have an up to date tetanus vaccination.