Volunteering with WRAS
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service (WRAS) needs additional volunteers to help with the increased workload this year.
WRAS is always keen to take on committed and long term volunteers. We are keen to take on volunteers who are interested in committing to a minimum of one day a week. Volunteer rescuers are required to be on call for a entire day helping out at WRAS's Casualty care centre at Whitesmith on the A22 between Uckfield and Hailsham as well as responding to emergency calls.
WRAS will take on volunteers who can be on-call on an ad-hoc basis for a day or more a week too.
Volunteers need a full driving licence, their own vehicle and a mobile phone. Volunteers who show a commitment to WRAS will be allowed access to WRAS's Veterinary Ambulances whilst on-call. These vehicles come with fuel cards and eventually we hope to provide mobiles phones.
On average a rescue takes 2 hours, some calls may be local and be very quick but others may take much longer. On-Call volunteers are expected to make a commitment and be flexible.
Fuel travel expenses can be reimbursed if necessary but any help with paying these expenses would be extremely appreciated by the animals and the charity.
In the long term WRAS hopes to be able to expand its Casualty Care Centre so that On-Call Volunteers can be based at our Casualty Care Centre with access to an on-site computer for entering call-out details and a place to have a break or lunch etc.
Casualty Care Centre Volunteers
We are looking at taking on a few volunteers who can help out several evenings or mornings a week dealing with the feeding and cleaning of casualties at our Casualty Care Centre. This involves spending up to 2-3 hours feeding and cleaning out casualties at our centre at Whitesmith on the A22 between Hailsham and Uckfield.
For more information please call Trevor Weeks on 07815-078234 or email.