We are a small charity run totally by volunteers. Our volunteers are dedicated and come from a wide range of backgrounds. We are always looking for more volunteers to carry out some of the roles below. Volunteers are an essential part of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue. Without them, we couldn't continue to help sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Most volunteers work within the animal care team that operates seven days a week - 365 days a year. The main duties are cleaning and feeding and the daily care of our patients. We are always looking for volunteers to cover many roles. 

Please click on the role in the drop down menu above that you are interested in any of the following roles and fill out the form provided: 

WILDLIFE CARE VOLUNTEERS

The cleaning and feeding of wildlife on site. This role is based in the rescue itself. It involves cleaning the indoor & outdoor runs, feeding the animals currently in our care and also general rescue maintenance including restock, laundry etc. The shift is based on a set morning per week from 8am - 11am.

TALK VOLUNTEERS

This role is perfect for anyone who is confident with public speaking. It involves attending schools, brownies, WI groups and other organisations to carry out a talk on behalf of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue. The talk covers the work we do and some of the animals we deal with, but focuses on how people can help wildlife in their gardens and local areas.

RECEPTION VOLUNTEER

We need lovely people to answer the phone during our busy day, shifts are 4 hourly, training and coffee given lovingly!  This role is based in the office here. It involves manning our phones which can include queries such as - wildlife needing help, volunteering, work experience & general wildlife queries. It also involves signing in animals when they arrive and admin tasks such as emails, inputting data, social media & sales.  

WILDLIFE COLLECTION VOLUNTEER

This role is not an office based role and is far more flexible with hours. To become an wildlife collector you will need to attend our collection course. The role involves collecting wildlife from a specified location and bringing that animal into the rescue. 

FUNDRAISING VOLUNTEER

As a charity, we are continually fundraising to keep up with our running costs and to enable us to improve our service. We are always looking for new ways to generate funds. We attend many events and always need help. This would be a home-based role with office support, attending events mainly at weekends and holidays. If you are organised and enjoy meeting people please get in touch. This role can involve a wide variety of things and can be carried out within the office or at home. Fundraising on behalf of Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue could be promoting our membership, adoption & donation options at events, online or in the community, organising fundraising events or carrying out a sponsored task.

HAND REARING VOLUNTEERS

This role is needed during baby season where we are inundated with orphans needing round the clock care. It involves taking on a feeding routine with an orphaned animal throughout the day & night. Rearing experience preferred.

HEDGEHOG RELEASE SITE

We use a soft release procedure to release the majority of hedgehogs that come into us. We are always looking for suitable release sites for hedgehogs. To be able to go ahead with hedgehog release and building a run, you will need to attend our Release Course - this will cover all the run specifications that we require, soft release procedure and any questions you may have.

HOME WORKING  VOLUNTEER

This role will be centred around admin tasks, so some computer knowledge would be preferred. It can involve posting on social media, replying to messages/comments on social media, proof reading, website management etc.

 

 

Shopping online with Amazon

Do you shop with Amazon? If you do, then please use our link and take a look at our Amazon Wishlist. It is full of lots of items that we are use regularly in the rescue or are in desperate need of. You can donate as few or as many items as you like; every little really does help and all the items will definitely be used! 

Our Wishlist - http://goo.gl/UxdTIH

Easy Fundraising

Do you do a lot of your shopping online? If so, then please consider signing up to Easy Fundraising! This amazing initiative doesn't cost you a penny, but will donate funds to us with every purchase you make online. 

Start your shopping today - www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/harperaspreywr/

Food for Wildlife

Throughout the year, we go through a lot of different cat and dog food, both wet and dry. If you have a fussy cat or dog and constantly try new food which they don't like - please think of us and send in your unused food; our cute patients are not so fussy! One sachet of cat food will feed a baby hedgehog for a day so every little really does help. No donation is too small.

We also use a lot of other foods in the rescue, especially during "baby season" (Spring/EarlySummer). Esbilac and Kaytee Exact are essential when hand-rearing newborn mammals and birds. We rely on these products daily as soon as the baby season begins. Goat food is the perfect feed for fawns who are beginning to wean and become independent ready for release. Food donations mean everything to us and are an essential part of running the rescue; please think of us next time you are on Amazon by looking on our wish list and helping all our wildlife!

Old Towels

We use thousands of old towels each year and always need more! Are you are having a clear out in your airing cupboard or a colour change in your bathroom? Maybe you are downsizing, clearing out for a relative or if you just hate your towels. Whatever the reason - please let us have them. Many of our "angels" are injured and hay and straw can get into wounds and irritate them. Your old towels are just perfect for them. Please email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01344 623 106. Thank You!

  

Hospitalisation Cages and Outdoor Enclosures

We are in need of specialist hospitalisation cages. The cost of these cages range from £386 to £4900 for the units we require. We are currently raising money for these to help our orphans and patients. We have found these cages to be invaluable as they offer the ultimate level in safety and hygiene, which enables us to give our patients the expert care and attention to enable them to recover. These are designed specifically for our needs. If your local Veterinary Practice or research laboratories are refurbishing, please let us know as they may be removing and replacing cages that we can use. 

Used Stamps

Please send us your old used stamps so we can change them into cash. These old and used stamps bring vital funds to our rescue, so if you get good news through the post, think of us and save that stamp. You can send or deliver these to us in any amounts. No amount is too small and each stamp is gratefully received. Send toHarper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, PO Box 141, Windlesham GU20 6YW

Old mobile phones

Do you or your friends keep up to date with the latest mobile phone trends? If you do, please send us your old mobile phone so we can change them for cash and then change that into food. Your old mobile could help some of our precious orphans who themselves have just had a close call! Send to Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue, PO Box 141, Windlesham GU20 6YW

  

Equipment

We need a wide variety of equipment to respond to injured wildlife and it's essential for both the safety of the rescuer and the animal. We rescue everything from sparrows and blue tits to roe and fallow deer and of course everything in between! We never know where the next call is coming from or what we will be dealing with so we need to be prepared for pretty much everything. Many "tradesman" have the "tools of the trade" and wildlife rescue is no different. You can see from the list below that our equipment is specialist and expensive for a small charity run by volunteers.

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Crush cage £52.29 - Net £29.00 - Rabies gloves £68.00 - Specialist remote trap £459.00 - Standard trap £120.00 - Net loop £94.00 - Avian net £37.98 - Stick holster £83.78 - Ultra bite gloves £60.00 - Heavy duty gauntlets £170.00

 

Medical Equipment

We are always in need of medical equipment to treat our wildlife. We would be grateful for any "pre-loved" items from veterinary surgeries and animal hospitals. We are happy to get expensive machines repaired so if you know of any vets being refurbished, ask them if we can have any of their old equipment. This equipment is very expensive but really does improve the level of care we can provide to the animals.

 

We take on students who are undertaking work experience as part of their course throughout the entire year. We can take students studying in University, College and Sixth Form. There is always something to do in the rescue so having help from volunteers and students is fantastic. Students will carry out our daily routines which involve feeding, cleaning and general maintenance of the rescue. Students will have to come in 5 days a week (one of which must be a Saturday or Sunday) from 8 am - 2 pm. Please do get in touch if you have an interest in wildlife and want to learn more about the wildlife around you and get some valuable experience with them. Contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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