For many years our sanctuary has been at the heart of the Isle of Wight community and one of the best ways we connect with island life is through our volunteers scheme. People come from all walks of life and backgrounds, bringing their experience and skills to help our animals and visitors alike. It is richly rewarding for all involved and our sanctuary genuinely could not function without our talented army of volunteers lending their valuable time. See below how you could get involved with out volunteers scheme.

Our volunteers assist us in many ways, including:

  • gardening
  • site upkeep and maintenance
  • education and public engagement
  • fundraising
  • special events
  • supporting the animal care team
  • animal enrichment

Benefits of becoming a Wildheart Volunteer

  • Making a difference to our animals
  • Learning new skills
  • Meeting people and making new friends
  • Beneficial to your wellbeing and mental health, being outside and with nature
  • Becoming part of the Wildheart family

Things you should consider before deciding

  • All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
  • Projects can be seasonal – some times of year are much busier than others.
  • Volunteering does not lead on to paid employment.

We hope you find this information useful when deciding whether volunteering at the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is right for you.

What you need to be a Wildheart Animal Sanctury Volunteer:

  • an interest in conservation, wildlife and the environment
  • a genuine desire to help the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary
  • reliability, commitment and a degree of flexibility
  • a lively mind and a friendly attitude

If you feel that you would like to become a member of our volunteer team please complete our Expression of Interest Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also call us on 01983 403883