Are you looking for a new challenge for 2014?

Why not help us help the animals by volunteering. We have many diverse and interesting voluntary positions available so why not find out more... 



Volunteering is vital to Raystede. We simply would not be able to continue our important work without volunteers’ support.

Volunteering can provide valuable work experience, is sociable, satisfying, fun and looks good on your CV!

So whether you can spare an afternoon once a week or one afternoon every two months, we would love to hear from you. We would also like to hear from you if you are part of a group or maybe you would like to come up and volunteer with your friend, we welcome people from all walks of life.

We provide our volunteers with uniform – which keeps your clothes cleaner, as well as tea/coffee. All our volunteers are given an on-site induction which also includes Health & Safety. We also provide all volunteers support throughout their time with us.

Currently we have a team of over 100 volunteers freely giving their spare time to cover many diverse roles at Raystede, so why not find out more by either;

  • Clicking on the photos below to find out more about the roles available
  • Downloading the application form below
  • Sending an email to: volunteering@raystede.org

Please note that due to the rural location of our site you will need your own transport to get here and to volunteer at Raystede you need to be aged 18 or above.


  • Shop


    Could you spare a little time to help us in our charity shop?

  • Events Steward


    We are currently looking for volunteers to become part of our onsite events team. The role...

  • Stock Preparation...

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    Do you have an interest in fashion/clothing or an eye for quality goods? Why not come and help in...

  • Exotic Birds


    Experienced with working or handling Exotic Birds?

  • eBay Assistant

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    We are looking for IT literate volunteers to assist us in running our eBay site.

  • Domestic Fowl


    Do you have a passion for our feathered friends?

  • Wildlife (birds...


    Do you love wildlife? We are now coming into Spring so need extra help looking after the injured...

  • Pet Fostering


    Unable to have a pet on a pemanent basis? Ever thought about pet fostering as an option?

  • Gardens


    Do you have green fingers? Maybe you could spare some time to help maintain the Education...

  • Cattery


    We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with...

  • Fundraising support

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    Do you like to be out and about meeting new people? If so why not raise some funds for the...

  • Education

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    Do you have experience in working with kids and have a love of all creatures great and small?

  • Chelonians

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    Would you like to help with these exotic and interesting creatures?

  • Kennels

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    Could you spare some time help us with our four-legged friends until they find a home?

  • Equine (horses,...


    Do you have a passion and experience in working with these gentle creatures?

  • Small animals


    Fond of our furry friends?

  • Work Placements...

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    Information on work placements and work experience

  • Collection Box...

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    We are looking for volunteers to help us collect...

  • Fundraising...

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    Are you a natural leader? Are you well organised?

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