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Volunteer

Put your passion for animals to work

Our 500 volunteers are our animals’ true friends. We have voluntary opportunities for all sorts of positions from animal food preparation to fundraising, gardening and doing the laundry.

Most of our centres are currently lucky enough to have a full team of volunteers in place taking care of all our animal care work, and we tend to offer existing volunteers these roles as and when they arise, before they are advertised externally. Therefore, whilst we can’t always offer animal care roles, all of our other roles can lead to animal care in the future so please do consider the other ways in which you can help your local centre greatly. Even giving us as little as an hour of your time could make all the difference.

If you want to know more about what it’s like volunteering at the NAWT then read our case studies.

The time given by our volunteers equated to about £395K in monetary terms in 2015.

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Hertfordshire centre volunteers

Case Studies

Current Opportunities

Somerset Centre
For anyone who likes to make things-we have a rabbit shaped challenge for you!Our rabbits here at Heaven’s Gate who are waiting to be re-homed, really benefit from a continuous supply of rabbit enrichment items – mostly made of cardboard.Have a look at the information sheet attached for ideas and...Read more

Somerset Centre
Work with the Animal Care Team providing additional help cleaning the accommodation for cats waiting to be re-homed and provide enrichment for the cats by spending time with, playing & grooming. All following the Open Paw for Cats programme.Tasks include- To be trained on the Open Paw for Cats...Read more

Somerset Centre
Work with the Animal Care Team providing additional help cleaning the accommodation for the farm & field animals to include ponies, goats and sheep and small animals and birds including rabbits and chickens. To also help with grooming, handling and socialising.Days available: Mondays, Tuesdays...Read more

Essex - Clacton Centre
Help us to present a welcoming environment to all our visitors and potential rehomers by maintaining a clean reception, kitchen and office area.Our washing machines and tumble dryers are constantly on the go! Help us to ensure we always have enough clean, dry bedding for each of the animals in our...Read more

Essex - Clacton Centre
Promote the work of the National Animal Welfare Trust by representing NAWT Clacton at local events via a stand or stall and working alongside other volunteers to organise and carry out offsite and onsite fundraising and awareness events and initiatives.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with...Read more

Essex - Clacton Centre
Help us to secure the best possible income for our donated items by running our eBay account to sell items that have a better chance of raising more money at auction.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.If you...Read more

Cornwall Centre
Help us to care for the animals at our centre by preparing their daily meals in a variety of interactive feeders, emptying and cleaning used feeders and replenishing water bowls.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the minimum age for this role is...Read more

Cornwall Centre
Help us to raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care by baking delicious cakes that we can use to sell to visitors, staff and fellow volunteers.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.If you wish to apply...Read more

Cornwall Centre
Help us to create better awareness of NAWT within the local community and increase our supporter base by following our social media pages and liking and sharing our posts to help us increase their reach.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the...Read more

Cornwall Centre
Help us to distribute Charity Collection tins to various businesses within the local community and keep a schedule of when they need to be collected.Commitment is flexible and can be agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.Please note that the minimum age for this role is 18.If you wish to apply as a...Read more

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