We have a variety of different roles available for volunteers and you’ll find some information about each of them below. However, just as a head’s up, if you are interested in working directly with animals please read the information about how we prioritise applications carefully.
Each of the different sections gives you a way to contact a member of staff who will be happy to provide you with further information.
If you decide to go ahead then please follow this link to our online application form
We are often in need of people able to move animals – either to pick up a sick or injured animal or to move an animal to a release point, to the vets, or to another rescue. We have a dedicated Whatsapp group for coordinating this and if you are interested in joining please contact Pamela via our FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/rensrescue) to discuss the role and the requirements and to be added to the group.
We also need people to help with collecting donations for the charity itself or for one of our shops. This usually takes place between places in Hull but may involve a trip from Keyingham. If you’d like to be added to our list of transporters for the shops then please contact Kerry on 07581 089762
We are always in need of maintenance volunteers, skilled or not-so-skilled. The work is diverse and will include trimming hedges, strimming, painting, fencing, clearing drainage drains and generally keeping the place clean and tidy. To help on our land please contact Pamela on our Facebook page
We also need maintenance workers in our shop which involves hanging rails, painting, making shelves and genral maintenance. To help in our shops please call Kerry on 07581 089762
Raising funds to cover our costs is absolutely essential to the running of the rescue. We are always looking for help with fundraising and if you’ve any ideas or would like to help with someone else’s then please get in touch with Pamela on our Facebook page
Fund raising is varied it can involve
- Sponsored Events e.g. sky diving, running a marathon or a sponsored silence or even a beard shave
- Running a stall. This might be a sale of your work at your job or place of worship, a stall at a local fair or car boot sale or a cake stall at a school
- Musical Evening. These are very popular and are often run at a local pub
- Helping at Collections. We often have a collection at one ofthe big supermarkets and need people to help collect money
- Grant Writing – we have an experienced grant writer who is about to retire but would be very willing to pass on her skills to anyone who would like to apply for funds from Trusts on our behalf
To discuss how you can help with fund-raising please contact Pamela on our Facebook page
CHARITY SHOPS and ONLINE RETAIL
We currently have two Charity Shops in Hull – one at 61 Prospect St and the other at 229 Holderness Road. We welcome new volunteers to the shop and you can work as little as a half-day a week to a full six days. We provide all the training you need and the work can either be with customers or in our sorting rooms or both.
As well as working in our shops, we also have a vacancy for someone with experience of selling online e.g. on ebay. We are often recieve top quality donations and find they sell better online than in our shops.
For more information on helping in our shops or selling online please call our Retail Manager, Kerry on 07581 089762
We only have a few vacancies each year for people to work directly with animals and most of the work takes place between April and October. The work begins at 8:30 am and initially involves cleaning out pens, feeding and watering the animals, washing up and cleaning communal areas. We offer a structured training course for people who would like to do more which covers most aspect of basic wildlife care. This is particularly useful for those who want to go on to more formal training or make a career working with animals.
Please be aware, that as places for animal care volunteers are very limited, we ALWAYS give priority to people who have a proven track record of helping the Rescue with other jobs e.g. working in the shop, doing maintenance and other essential, but less glamorous jobs, that are essential for the survival of the charity.
For more information on working with animals please contact Pamela on our Facebook page