What's in it for you?
- Research shows that volunteering is good for your mental and physical health
- Helping wildlife in trouble definitely releases those "feel good" chemicals
- Meet new people, make new friends...with like-minded people
- Your new experiences will make for fascinating conversations
- Learn to cope with challenges in a whole new way
- Learn new skills to broaden your horizons
- You become more environmentally aware
When you become a member of WINC, it's up to you to decide how you'd like to help & how much time you can give.
If you'd like to become a wildlife rescuer or carer, we'll make it as easy as we can for you to train in helping the animals you'd like to work with. If you'd like to know how that happens, follow this link.
If you'd like to help wildlife, but are not sure about a hands on role, WINC has lots of jobs so you can choose those that suit your interests & skills. Some examples:
- Building enclosures & aviaries to keep sick, injured or orphaned wildlife safe until it's certain they can cope for themselves in the wild.
- Transporting animals, that are already safely contained, to & from Vet appointments
- Sewing pouches for orphaned wildlife babies to be safe & snug in
- Collecting equipment from donors & delivering it to storage.
- Helping out on WINC's rescue hotline. Training is provided
- Publicity & fund raising
If none of these options suit you, just let us know how you'd like to help & we'll be happy to oblige.
To ensure you're covered legally & by WINC's insurance as a volunteer, you need to be a member. That's easy – just visit our Membership page for more information.
If you would like to talk to us before joining, please use our contact page for phone numbers.