Booking a ticket is essential to avoid disappointment as visitor numbers are limited for the welfare of our nervous rescue animals.
The lakes and aviaries are currently closed to the public due to the Government’s UK-wide Avian Flu Prevention Zone but you can still enjoy a walk around Raystede and visit our café and shops. If you wish to adopt an animal you must apply online or call us for assistance.
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Work Experience Programme

Raystede offers limited spaces each year for students to gain valuable experience working alongside our dedicated teams in a charity animal welfare environment.

Every year we offer students the opportunity to come and complete their course work experience with us; the roles we offer can include animal welfare, veterinary, retail, customer services, fundraising, marketing, finance, HR plus many more.

All students must be aged over 16 and be enrolled on a course relevant to the experience that they need. We do not offer work experience to secondary school students.

Students will need to apply for the work experience role that is relevant to them and will be subject to an interview process very similar to when applying for a job; we will ask students questions to determine their suitability to be on our programme . Our work experience programme is very popular and not all students will be successful in securing a position with us.

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

We rely on your support to save animal's lives and do the work we do.

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