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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Corporate Team Building at Raystede

Volunteer with your colleagues to help animals in need

Team Building Days at Raystede

Designed specifically for company teams, our Corporate Team Building Days are a great way to get out of the office to support a local charity and make a difference to Raystede and the animals in our care.

What’s involved?

We are looking for office-based teams who are happy to get stuck in, make a difference and spend a day having fun with colleagues outside in the scenic surroundings of Raystede.

You will be asked to undertake a selection of maintenance or gardening tasks to help keep the site presentable or to benefit the animals. This could involve weeding, mending fencing, maintaining pastures to benefit horses’ hooves or tending the memorial garden at our Peaceways site. Groups of around 10 people are ideal.

We understand that most people don’t wish to take too much time out of the office, so we offer single volunteering days, 9-4pm.

How will I make a difference?

Our small Estates Team manage the whole of our 43 acre site and deal with everything from gardening, building repairs, animal housing upgrades and, of course, unexpected weather damage. It is important to keep the site presentable for our visitors but also to maintain verges and wildflower areas to ensure the safety of our animals. Horses, for example, can trip in holes dug by rabbits, causing large vets’ bills, or they are prone to munching weeds at the side of their grazing sites which can contribute to equine obesity. A day’s gardening could help prevent animal suffering and save Raystede money.

How do we book?

Bookings for 2023 will open shortly. If you'd like to be among the first to hear when we launch, please email Jennifer Deane.

More information about how we partner with companies is available here

If you'd like to volunteer as an individual, why not browse our other volunteer vacancies