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.

Grants Officer

This new post requires an experienced, competent Grants Officer. This is an excellent opportunity for an intelligent, organised and creative candidate who is looking to join a dynamic and growing charity. They will assist with the Charity’s overall objective of identifying and developing new fundraising opportunities.

Enthusiastic and results driven you should be a strong communicator with excellent people skills, tact and diplomacy. You should have the ability to work in a team and to apply initiative and common sense.

  • Produce high quality reports for donors demonstrating the impact and value for money of their funding.
  • contribute to Wildlife Aid’s fundraising strategy by supporting reporting systems
  • research and submit high quality proposals to a wide range of funders
  • Attend meetings and events as required

Experience required:

  • Detailed and practical understanding of Trust and Grants fundraising is desirable
  • Proven track record of raising funds from Charitable Trusts, Foundations and Statutory Bodies or within a commercial environment
  • Demonstrable ability to write compelling and innovated proposals and funding reports
  • Experienced in confidently representing organisations to potential and existing funders
  • Experience of working to and meeting deadlines

Skills required:

  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise a heavy workload
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with a broad range of people
  • Methodical and meticulous approach
  • Ability to work in a team and to apply initiative and common sense
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Enthusiastic and results driven

To apply please send CV and covering letter to or post to: The Wildlife Aid Foundation, Randalls Farmhouse, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0AL.

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.

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.