Volunteer at Woodlands

Woodlands Animal Sanctuary relies on our network of Volunteers who tirelessly help us to raise funds and help us care for the animals at the shelter.

There are many ways you can volunteer at Woodlands, and no matter how you decide to volunteer, your contribution will help us to run our sanctuary and ultimately save animals lives.


Help us to fundraise through on-street collections, bag packs and more.

Animal Care

Get involved at our animal shelter and help to care for the 350 animals we have onsite!

Cat Cuddling

Help to socialise the cats we have rescued and prepare them for their forever homes.

Volunteering FAQ's

What will I get?

Volunteering is a rewarding experience, allowing you to:

  • Gain a sense of achievement Helping an animal in need can give you a sense of pride and achievement.
  • Enhance your skills Doing varied tasks with a variety of volunteers can help you to enhance a number of skills including confidence, communication and team work.
  • Strengthen your CV Volunteering can be an invaluable addition to your CV. Employers can see you have gone the extra mile to help learn new skills.
  • Increase your network You will meet and interact with a number of like-minded individuals, so you’re hopefully going to make some new friends along the way!

How do I volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer then simply fill in the details on the right side of this page and someone from Woodlands will get back to you or alternately please call us.

Who can volunteer?

You can volunteer no matter what age you are, however if you are under the age of 14 we ask that you are chaperoned at all times. Unfortunately, if you are under 16 you will not be able to participate in street collections and bag packs.

How much time do I have to give?

Volunteers time is much appreciated at Woodlands. If you want to help out with animal care at the shelter it is always ideal if you can make it on a regular basis, this helps to build up your knowledge of the sanctuary and the care that you give. Most volunteers come from 9am until noon. Cat cuddling can be on a much more ad hoc basis; we just ask that you let us know when you are coming.

Fundraising volunteers can give anything from one hour to a whole day!

Regardless of however much time you can spare your efforts will make a difference.

Register to Volunteer

If you are interested in Volunteering at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary please fill in our form below and one of the team will be in touch.

Volunteer Registration Form

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