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Become a Wildlife Angel and help make a difference

Our dedicated team and volunteers work to rehabilitate injured wildlife preparing them for release back into their natural habitats. It’s a challenging and rewarding endeavour. You can become a Wildlife Angel and make a real difference to the lives of these animals. As a Wildlife Angel, you’ll play a crucial role in supporting our rescue operations and enabling us to provide the necessary care and rehabilitation for wildlife. Join now

Promoting animal welfare is at the forefront of our mission. We actively engage with schools, home education groups, and local communities to raise awareness about wildlife and wildlife conservation. Through educational initiatives and hands-on experiences, we want to nurture a deep respect for all living creatures. Being a Wildlife Angel makes all this possible.

Our open days allow you to see the team in action and meet some of the incredible animals in our care. From baby hedgehogs to majestic birds or prey, you’ll be amazed by the variety of animals we care for and rehabilitate. As a Wildlife Angel, your membership allows free entry to Open Days and supports the care and rehabilitation work of the sanctuary. So, while you enjoy time with furry and feathered friends, you can feel good knowing that you’re making a difference.

Why become a Wildlife Angel

Our wildlife angels program provides vital care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife with the aim of rehabilitating and returning each animal back into the wild. Every day we take in wildlife that needs our assistance operating seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Our successful Hedgehog hospital helps support our spikey friends. Hedgehog numbers continue to decline across Britain, so we do everything we can to help them. Many stay with us over the winter months, too fragile to survive hibernation, before being released back into the wild in spring.

As one of the few specialist Swift care centers in Derbyshire, we help grounded Swifts make their migration journey every year.

Caring for hungry swifts is a mammoth task and requires intensive care with a round the clock feeding regime of insects every day. Thanks for all your support, our Swift rescue has been a great success.

Jo – Head Swift Co-ordinator

We work with local swift support groups and have seen fantastic success releasing these miracles of the sky back into the wild to make their long journey home. Our wildlife center opens all year round, 7 days a week to provide assistance when needed. As you can imagine, it requires a lot of resources and funding to be able to do this. Your support makes all this possible.

Success Stories:

Beatrice, a beautiful Tawny Owl, was found on Marsh Lane, Eckington. She had a swollen eye and a wound around her beak. With intensive care and hand feeding, she is slowly becoming more independent each day. Through our Wildlife Angel program, you can help birds like Beatrice who wouldn’t have survived without us. So, join us in protecting these amazing creatures and be a part of their success stories.

So many vets, wildlife trusts and people rely on us. Wildlife admissions are at an all time high and our success means we need Angels to support our important work.

When you become a Wildlife Angel, we’ll send you our welcome pack with a membership card and certificate

Wildlife Angels Members

Membership includes: access to Wildlife days and informative talks held every Thursday and Saturday between 10am – 12.00 where you can chat to the team and see our work in action. Learn how to care for wildlife, see a hedgehog up close and find out how we help injured birds and animals return

Need our help?

Please call our helpline on 07872 421878 for advice and to check we have available space before bringing any wildlife to us.

For frequently asked questions on what to do to help injured birds, hedgehogs etc, please visit our Wildlife Help pages – it may save a call. If you need to get in touch, please call on 07872 421878. Our line is always very busy but you can send us a message if the line is engaged and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Please note we are not able to offer advice through messaging services.

Wildlife Kindness

If you are looking for help with injured wildlife in your area, please visit the Help Wildlife Directory to find your local rescue centre.