Café Raystede will be closed from Monday 10 June for 4 weeks for kitchen refurbishment.

A limited menu of hot drinks and snacks will be available from the takeaway kiosk. We apologise for the inconvenience. All other areas of Raystede are open as usual.

Become a fundraising volunteer

Our fundraising volunteers are vital to us!

We rely on our fundraising volunteers to help spread the word about Raystede, offer support at events and off-site collections as well as draw upon their creativity for fundraising initiatives. We also love it when fundraising volunteers organise their own events. Here are some of our tips and ideas to get you started.

If you would like to become a fundraising volunteer to help raise vital funds for the animals at Raystede, please complete our Volunteer Application Form and send it through to We have many flexible roles where you do not necessarily need your own transport. You could also volunteer for as little as 4 hours a year by helping out at one of our events. You will be surrounded by like-minded animal lovers and will be helping us to give animals a better life.

If you would like to find out more about our current fundraising volunteer opportunities you can email or phone us on 01825 840747.

After registering to become a fundraising volunteer you will receive a welcome pack, and Raystede top. We will also make sure we check in with you on a regular basis.

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.