We are looking to recruit a team of enrichment volunteers to work with our aviary birds to provide them with the necessary mental and physical stimulation. 

 Reporting to:

Aviaries Team Leader and Aviary Team


Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Days or Hours Required:

  • 11am-1pm  Seven days a week
  • 1pm-3pm Seven days a week

Description of duties:

  • Provide enrichment devices for the birds in their aviaries
  • Willingness and capable to research enrichment concepts, ideas, and suitability for our animals

Skills and Experience you will need:

  • A love of birds
  • Inventive and creative with the ability to make and adapt your own designs to fit the brief and ensure safety aspects for our animals.
  • Ability to follow instructions and practice methods employed
  • Polite and engaging manner and happy to talk to visitors
  • Confident to work alone and in small teams
  • Happy to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Ability to cope with a physical role involving some lifting and carrying
  • Own transport to get to and from Raystede

How you will make a difference:

We have 150 exotic birds at Raystede, all of which are here with us in Sanctuary for the remainder of their lives so we constantly strive to give them the best possible welfare.

What we offer you:

  • A volunteer uniform
  • Support and on-going training in your chosen role 

How to apply:

Download and complete our volunteer application form and send to:



Head of HR & Volunteering, Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ

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