Researchers and eBay assistants
If you love investigating, learning about the most obscure of things, and make money for Hallswood at the same time: This is your thing! This takes place at 140 Magdalen Street and is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Right now we need extra help with packing up parcels and prepping items to be sent out. Could you help us?
Passionate about saving the world? Why not joining our recycling team! Start your own recycling pod in your neighbourhood, help collect from one of the existing collection points or maybe help with the admin? Whatever you can help with it is needed! More info about the recycling scheme here.
The most common request we get is to volunteer at the sanctuary.
To volunteer at the sanctuary you need to join our Hallswood Clean Team.
When you join the Clean Team you are given a full safety induction and are them classed as a level 1 volunteer.
You can then join in with all level 1 activities. To begin with this will involve cleaning!
Cleaning is something that every member of staff from the Teen Team to the Director do every day. As you embed all of the Sanctuary rules you will gradually move up from level 1 to enable you to work directly with the animals - the highest volunteer level at the Sanctuary is level 4 and after full training, level 4 volunteers are able to work inside the animal hospitals - they still load the dishwasher and scrub habitats, because we all pitch in as a team which is the heart of Hallswood.
Ensuring that all volunteers start from the same place is something we do to keep our animals safe but also you - and trust me, it is the most rewarding job in the world - every one of us started as a level 1 volunteer.
We accept supported volunteers from several organisations and Students from local Colleges and Schools.
We also run the Hallswood Teen Team, a group for teens aged 14 and up to learn about animal care, building responsibility and a view into the world of work. Many of our Teen Team go on to study animal related courses after leaving school. Sometimes there is a waiting list to join the Teen Team, please do ask.
Please email [email protected] to register your interest.