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Shepreth Wildlife Park

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Shepreth Wildlife Park provides great facilities for the wildlife under its care. The wellbeing of each animal acquired through abandonment, rescue, or as part of a breeding programme to conserve species is of the utmost priority.

Volunteer Hedgehog Carer

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

You will volunteer in the Hedgehog Hospital as a volunteer hedgehog carer who will be assigned a day (or more, if you wish) per week to come into the hospital to ensure all the hedgehogs are fed and their crates cleaned. You will also complete their daily health record, logging the amount of food they have had and also their weight gain/loss and liaise with the triage team as required. You will also be responsible for assessing any hedgehogs being admitted on the day and dealing with the initial assessment and treatment regime.

What skills do I need?

• Good people skills, common sense, and empathy are essential when dealing with animals and people. • Volunteers need to be versatile, hard working and of a friendly disposition.

What will I gain?

• Experience of working with animals. • Understanding of animal behaviour and conservation issues. • Team working skills.

Training and support

• On your first day you will receive our Induction Programme followed by a multiple-choice questionnaire.

Time commitment

Placements are either a 4-week block or one-day-a-week for 20 weeks.

Travel Expenses


DBS (criminal records) check

DBS check is not required for this role.

Volunteer reference

This opportunity will provide you with a Volunteer Reference.


Station Road Shepreth Nr. Royston Herts SG8 6PZ

Travel information

15-minute walk to the Cambridge train station and 10-minute train to Shepreth
  • Your CampusCambridge
  • InterestsAnimals
  • FrequencyOn-Going
  • WhenFriday afternoon, Friday evening, Friday morning, Monday afternoon, Monday evening, Monday morning, Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening, Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, Sunday morning, Thursday afternoon, Thursday evening, Thursday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Tuesday evening, Tuesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, Wednesday morning

Employability skills

  • Communication and Literacy 0
  • Problem-solving 0
  • Resilience 0
  • Social Responsibility 0
  • Team Work 0