The Big Help Out – Refresh Raystede!

Friday 7 June 2024

Could you spare a day to volunteer and lend a hand for your local animal welfare charity?

Raystede is taking part in The Big Help Out – the UK’s biggest mass volunteering event, designed to raise awareness of and provide opportunities to experience volunteering and make a difference in your local community.

We are looking for up to 50 people (five teams of ten) to join us on Friday 7 June 2024, between 10am and 4pm, to come and volunteer to help us Refresh Raystede in a variety of ways.

The five ‘teams’ are:

Team ‘Garden’

Our Education garden and vegetable raised beds need replanting and some TLC.

Team ‘Picnic’

This could entail painting, varnishing or sanding down wooden seating or other small wooden structures around the site.

Team ‘Petals’

Help replenish our flower beds and pots, plus general weeding around the Raystede site.

Team ‘Signs’

We have a lot of signs at Raystede, some of which could do with a good clean and/or a fresh coat of paint.

Team ‘Tortoise’

Help provide a makeover for our tortoises’ home as their fencing and signs are a bit jaded.

For any of these volunteer roles you will ideally have some knowledge of gardening and/or basic DIY skills, but if you can follow instructions, are happy to work in a team and want to help, then you are just as welcome.

All of these roles will be outside and involve an element of physical activity - standing, kneeling, bending and walking.

We’ll provide you with a free lunch, all the equipment you need, instructions and supervision. All you need to give us is your time, energy and enthusiasm!

Sign up before Friday 31 May for The Big Help Out – Refresh Raystede and lend a hand to help animals in need!

Thank you!

We rely on your donations to help animals like Topsy.

When Topsy arrived with us, he was severely underweight and needed a lot of care. We couldn't help the amount of animals we do without your support. Please donate to help more animals get the care they deserve.