Thank you for your interest. We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Volunteer group

Corporate Volunteer Day

Corporate volunteering days at Tiggywinkles are a great way to encourage and develop your employee’s team building and communication skills, whilst having fun and supporting a local charity. You will be helping us to continue our incredible life saving work in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned British Wildlife.

Our corporate volunteer days are run from October – June and we have a minimum participant number of 8, and a maximum of 25 people. Spend a day away from the office, in our beautiful hospital grounds and visitor centre, helping us make a real difference. For more information click here.

Volunteer Rescuers


Are you someone who fancies a challenge?

We are looking for volunteer rescuers who are happy to rescue sick and injured large animals and transport them to Tiggywinkles for treatment.

We are currently only focused on recruiting volunteers with good availability within the triangular area between Buckingham - Wallingford - Witney. However – if you are available 24/7 for rescues, then we would be happy to hear from anyone across our whole rescue area: Witney to Hemel and from Buckingham to Henley.

We will provide all the required training and equipment for you to rescue animals such as Swans, Foxes, Badgers and Deer.

We are looking for people who could be available to help – and we will be flexible around your work commitments. We get calls for help during the days, evenings, nights and weekends, so need a variety of people to help cover those times.

All volunteer Rescuers need to be over the age of 21 and be able to provide two professional referees.

You also need your own transport, a car with a hatchback or large boot (or even a small van) would be ideal.

A series of short training sessions will be carried out on site here, on weekday afternoons, covering the safe handling and transport of the different large species.

Interested? Click here to complete our application form and return it to us now!


Ambulance Driver

We need kind, caring people to go out and collect wildlife and transport it back to Tiggywinkles for emergency treatment.

These will usually be small animals such as hedgehogs and garden birds that have been picked up by a members of the public who are unable to bring the animal to us themselves.
We are looking for people across our rescue area – from Witney to Hemel and from Buckingham to Henley.

You will need your own transport and, if possible, your own pet carrier and gardening gloves.

All Ambulance volunteers need to be over the age of 21 and be able to provide two professional referees.

The animals are normally sick or injured and will need immediate treatment at Tiggywinkles, so we are looking for a variety of people and can work around your commitments – calls are random and could be any of time of day, evenings or weekends.

Training will be carried out on site here, on weekday afternoons, covering the safe handling of small mammals and birds.

Click here for our application form.

Juvenile Rabbit

Foster Carers - Applications between February - August only please.

We are looking for volunteer foster carers to look after orphaned baby wild mammals in your own home.

Full training and support is given and all equipment provided; however you will need to be available most of the time. Juvenile hedgehogs, for example, need feeding every 2-3 hours and can take a little while to feed. Each feed may take 15 to 30 minutes for the group of babies that you would be caring for.

All volunteer fosterers need to be over the age of 21 and must live within 30 minutes drive of the hospital (and have your own transport). We want to minimise the travelling time for these vulnerable wild babies. You will need to be able to collect the baby mammals and equipment.

For more information please see below:

More Information

Application Form


Work Experience

We also take work experience placements (over 16s only please). Click here for more information.

Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh

Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital is very happy to be supporting students on their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

We offer students (over the age of 16) the opportunity to do your Volunteering Section in an environment where you can meet some amazing wildlife that you would never normally get the chance to see. Tiggywinkles treats over 10,000 British wild creatures every year, so there are always over 1,000 animals of a huge variety of species being cared for in our Hospital.

Placements are for a minimum of one half day (9am to 1pm) at the weekend, for the duration of your Award requirement.

For more information click here.

There are a number of ways you can help and support our life-saving work.