The UK Government have applied an Avian Influenza Protection Zone across the UK. This means that we must close our Aviaries to the public until the restrictions are lifted.
We do NOT have this virus at Raystede but we are required to put in place a range of measures to protect our birds. We are still open and welcome visitors to the rest of the site – please book your ticket.
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Volunteer with us

Raystede is an exciting and rewarding place to volunteer. We have over 200 volunteers at Raystede all committed to giving animals a better life.

We have over 200 volunteers at Raystede all committed to giving animals a better life. Their generosity and dedication allows Raystede to provide a caring environment for all our animals.

Our Raystede site can be a busy place and we do our very best to make sure that volunteering is rewarding and enjoyable. Whilst volunteering you will get to meet fellow volunteers and staff, learn new skills and play an active role in the work we do.

Volunteers must be over the age of 16 and, if volunteering onsite at Raystede, have access to their own transport. Volunteers aged between 16-17 years old will need a parent or guardian to sign your application form to say they are happy for you to come and volunteer with us.

Your kind donation helps us to rescue and rehome more animals in need.

We rely on your support to save animal's lives.

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