Wildlife Care Assistant

Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR)

Name: Wildlife Care Assistant
Organisation: Secret World Wildlife Rescue (SWWR)
Location: Secret World Wildlife Rescue, New Road, East Huntspill, Somerset, TA9 3PZ
Type: Part Time
This role requires a regular commitment, ideally a morning/afternoon/evening once a week.


Assisting our Animal Carer staff with feeding, cleaning and caring for sick, injured and orphaned British Wildlife.

We have four different Animal Care sections that volunteers can help with, from Helping with smaller animals in the Hospital room, helping larger birds and mammals on our Millie Block, caring for animals that are getting ready for release up at our Rehabilitation pens or helping care for new arrivals in Casualty pens.

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Organisation Description

Secret World Wildlife Rescue specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and eventual release of orphaned and injured wild creatures. It is run entirely on donations and runs a wildlife rescue service in the South West of England.

Each year, more than 5,000 wild animals are helped by Secret World Wildlife Rescue. Together with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, we continue to care for all manner of creatures, from the tiniest harvest mice and bats to badgers, swans, foxes, deer and otters.


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Cause / Interests

  • Animals

Types of Activity


Skills and Qualifications


Volunteers need to be physically fit (this can be a physically demanding role)


Experience working with wildlife.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: Employers Liability insurance
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Provided by staff and volunteers
Other: There is limited disabled access

Recruitment Method

Application form