Work for WAF

We have many different sorts of voluntary and paid vacancies for people to help with the care of patients at our wildlife hospital or to support the charity in fundraising efforts.  Please click on the link below that refers to the type of work you are looking for:


Volunteer RVN needed

  • Rewarding position at Wildlife Aid Foundation (as seen on TV’s “Wildlife SOS”)
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic RVN, ideally with previous experience of working with wildlife, but this is not a requirement.
  • Please send CV in confidence to together with a covering letter detailing why you would like to work with wildlife.
  • You CAN make a difference.

Volunteer Vet needed

  • An amazing opportunity to gain wildlife experience at one of the UK’s largest wildlife hospitals (as seen on TV’s “Wildlife SOS”)
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic vet (MRCVS), ideally with previous experience of working with wildlife, but this is not a requirement.
  • Please send CV in confidence to together with a covering letter detailing why you would like to work with wildlife.

Volunteer Gardener/Building Maintenance

We are looking for someone to manage the gardens and overall look of the site.  Experience would be preferred, but is not a requirement.

You will also be asked to complete occasional, local, off site basic maintenance.

Please email if you are interested in the role.

You CAN make a difference.

Volunteer Learning and Engagement Co-ordinator (Part-time)

This role will work to deliver the school and community education programme I Do One Thing (iDot)

The post-holder will engage and support a range of primary schools to take part in the iDot school and community programme. Activities will include initial engagement visits to interested schools, ongoing support for schools and community groups taking part in iDot including researching and advising on appropriate activities and offering support and encouragement for school and community groups when uploading activities onto the iDot website.

iDot is an innovative and transformational project which seeks to inspire children, their families and the wider community to understand, love and protect the world around them. It shows how, if everyone carried out simple, regular activities to support the environment every day, the power of working together can achieve significant change. School activities are mapped to the National Curriculum and there are also iDot family challenges to encourage whole family engagement.

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of the primary curriculum and experience of delivering and co-ordinating activities across a large number of partners within the educational and community sectors

They will need to have excellent attention to detail in terms of planning and delivering and ability and confidence to speak with adults and learners of all ages.

Above all, the post holder will need to have, and be able to share, tremendous passion about nature and the environment.

  • Please send CV in confidence to together with a covering letter detailing why you would like to take on the role.

University Industrial Placements

University students needing professional placements: we offer an all-round placement for the academic year, encompassing all areas of animal care with the opportunity to spend some time with the vet team.  There is also the option to gain experience in reception & admin, marketing and fundraising, and all aspects of running a wildlife charity.  Hours to suit; generally 5 days a week, including some weekend, although more available if needed! Please note this is an unpaid role.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, explaining why a placement at WAF would benefit your studies to for more details.

Voluntary cameraman/woman & editor intern needed

“Wildlife SOS” has been running for 15 years, and is the longest running TV series of its kind in the world. Filmed at The Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead, the charity is now looking for work experience/trainees to assist in the move across to a web-based format.

The wildlife centre deals with the rescue, rehabilitation and release of British wildlife, and filming takes place ‘on-demand’: when an animal is injured we react to the situation as needed.

The ideal candidate will be proficient using HD format professional cameras and Final Cut-Pro editing suite for Mac, along with Avid and Adobe software. Candidates should also have a keen interest in wildlife/conservation. As the wildlife hospital operates 24/7, 365 days a year, flexibility is needed, and living within easy reach of Leatherhead is preferable.

Please send your CV, along with a covering letter about why you are interested in the role to:

Looking for an internship in our hospital?

Animal Care internships:

Sorry, but for animal-related work we can only offer voluntary internships to qualified RCVS registered Veterinary Nurses or Veterinary Surgeons. There are other internships available for charity fundraising, media and marketing work (see below).

However, do please consider becoming a regular volunteer, as you will get plenty of hands-on experience in dealing with day-to-day animal care and feeding regimes. Click here to fill in an application form.

If you are a qualified RCVS registered vet. nurse or vet. surgeon please click here: Vets & Vet Nurses

We also offer animal care work experience placements, click here to find out more.