Wildlife rescue volunteering


We’re a home-based rescue centre in Soham and we admit around 300 animals and birds a year. Our centre is run on a day-to-day basis by one of our founders, Tara, with the help of a small number of part-time volunteers.

“I’ve always been interested in wildlife, especially hedgehogs. It’s been a great opportunity to learn so much more, and of course to give so much back. I have met some great people, who I can say have become close friends.” - Anita

"I’m a veterinary nurse who has a keen interest in wildlife. I especially enjoy working with the birds and examining various samples under the microscope. Everyone here brings their own individual skills and knowledge, so I find I am continually learning. I feel privileged to have been welcomed into a close, caring and dedicated team, who share my compassion towards animals." - Kat

"Volunteering at Cambridge Wildlife Care is an endlessly exciting experience. It’s so much fun getting stuck in with a variety of animals each week and seeing just how much progress they can make. Learning the in’s-and-out’s of wildlife care from such a highly skilled and dedicated team is such a pleasure and I am constantly inspired by the work they do. The level of passion for animal care and rescue at CWC absolutely shines through in the quality of care provided to so many animals in need." - Olivia

Current Opportunities

To be considered for any of these roles, you must be over 18, have good communication skills, a friendly demeanour, and a good sense of humour! You must be willing and able to work in a small team, but also independently once training was given.

To apply, please send us an email letting us know of any relevant skills and experience you have, along with your availability, to info@cambswildlifecare.org.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Maintenance Assistants

Minimum time commitment: flexible

We are looking for handy types who would be willing and able to help us with basic and routine maintenance in the centre, such as care and maintenance of our outside aviaries, pens and hutches (painting, repairs etc). This could be done as a one-off project eg. sanding and restaining the wood on one of our pens/aviaries and/or ad hoc as and when maintenance tasks come up. Experience with similar outdoor maintenance tasks is essential, and if you are a qualified tradesperson, even better.

I would like to volunteer

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact us to find out more about our current opportunities.

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