Wildlife Volunteer

Have the ultimate wildlife experience in Rutland and become a wildlife volunteer. If you are a wildlife-lover this volunteer program offers the ideal opportunity to get hands-on helping out in the care of wildlife at a unique Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary. Help with feeding and maintenance at this amazing place, set in stunning woodland. The Sanctuary is in natural habitat for a fully interactive and immersive wildlife experience. There is also an onsite rehabilitation centre for injured or orphaned animals. Become part of the team and work with wonderful wildlife on this brilliant volunteering experience!


Friendly, committed and flexible. Individuals would need to be agile as we are uneven ground. Some maintenance and groundwork needed ie digging ditches and moving fallen branches. A love for animals is a must.

About Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary

Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organisation that is set in 42 acres of woodland in Rutland.

The sanctuary is home to a superb international collection of Birds of Prey – Owls, Hawks, Buzzards, Falcons, Eagles and Vultures who live next to a fascinating array of flora and fauna.

Also, we run a Big Cat Project, and have rescued some beautiful Cats, each one has their own very special story and we open just a few times each year to share these and raise funds to home the Cats but also to raise awareness of the need to protect these incredible animals.


  • Accessibility
    Uneven ground
  • Age restrictions
    No under 18's
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    If expenses incurred
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Read on induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/02/2024

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Availability Details

We need Volunteers on a flexible basis, one or two days a week if possible. Must be trustworthy and committed.


Burley Bushes, Exton Lane,
LE15 7TA

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