As part of volunteer programme, we have had volunteers from Scotland, the Netherlands, Australia, America, Romania and Germany.

We have also given opportunities to many local people to learn how to identify, care for and understand the ecological needs of Britain’s wild animals. In addition, many students have used this opportunity to enhace their CV and further their opportunities elsewhere. Two of our recent volunteers have just been accepted to study Zoo Management and Zoology at Rys Heath and Edinburgh University respectively in 2018.

One volunteer following an extended stay at the rescue centre caring for vulnerable animals, was able to access support for her own mutism and talk for the first time about childhood  experiences which had caused her mental health problems. She has continued to access support after finishing her time volunteering with us.

We have had children working here, and one boy with autism.
We would like to be able to increase our capacity to work with vulnerable people.