Volunteering is essential to our work and we wouldn't be able to function without the generous support of the community. Below, you will find information on volunteer roles and advertisements for current staff positions vacant (if any available).
To apply for any of these roles, please contact us via our online form.
Please also ensure you read our Volunteer Health & Safety Handbook
We currently do not have any paid staff vacancies available. However, if you would like to register your interest for positions that may become available in future, please register for our ‘talent bank’.
We are currently looking to expand our board of trustees and would love to hear from you, if you are interested in this vital role. Being a trustee brings a lot of responsibility and requires commitment, but brings the opportunity to influence the direction and future of the charity, and the reward & satisfaction of helping to ensure it’s continued success.
If you are interested in finding out more, there is a lot of useful information on the role of a trustee on the Charity Commission website. If you think you could fulfil the role please get in touch. There is no commitment in enquiring and we would be delighted to arrange an informal chat if you think you may be interested. We would be particularly interested to hear from you if you have an accounting or finance background. Most importantly though is a passion for wildlife and being an advocate for the work at Brent Lodge.
Every year we host 3 on-site Open Weekends these are vital to our fundraising, at these events we have stalls where we sell items to visitors in order to raise funds for Brent Lodge. We really need some extra hands to support us with setting up, manning a stall and to assist with tidying away afterwards.
As well as our own fundraisers we also attend other external off-site events such as car-boots, fetes and fairs but with such a small team of volunteers that we currently have it isn’t always possible for us to attend. So we also really need some organised people that can attend events that we are invited to, this means transporting the stock to sell, setting up and serve customers.
These events are so important to raise awareness about Brent Lodge and to raise much needed funds to help care for the animals. This role is ideal for someone who enjoys interacting with the public and serving customers.
Our Open Weekends happen in May, August and November. Our external events are seasonal and generally happen in the Spring/Summer months and in the lead up to Christmas. Any time you are able to spare would be much appreciated!
We currently have 3 charity shops but as our shops continue to grow we have to keep up with the supply of stock to make sure that the shelves are full for our customers. With such a small team to help process stock, this means that we sometimes are unable to keep up with task of sorting the incoming stock, ready for distribution to our shops or put aside for our own fundraisers.
So we are really desperate for some organised people to help with managing the incoming stock, this means sorting through donations (furniture, household items, clothing and books) to then organise it into piles ready to be delivered to the appropriate shop or stored ready for an Open Weekend or event.
This role is vital to the success of our charity shops and fundraising events, without help we would not be able to keep the doors open.
You can choose to volunteer on a regular basis, or provide flexible support to us. Our busy times are in the months leading up to an Open Weekend (May, August, November) Any time you are able to spare would be much appreciated!
We currently have 3 charity shops located in Selsey, Havant and Worthing. To help keep the doors open, we are always in need of support to assist the staff with day to day tasks.
These tasks include sorting stock, serving customers, restocking shelves, and light general admin.
There may also be some basic training provided to operate the till and some instruction on how to handle our Retail Gift Aid scheme. Retail experience is not required, but if you do have previous retail involvement then that would certainly be helpful.
You can choose to volunteer on a regular basis, or provide flexible support to us. Any time you are able to spare would be much appreciated!
We rely heavily on the generosity of volunteers helping in the hospital, which allows the animal care team to carry out the tasks that require more specialised training.
This role involves assisting the hospital care team with general tasks including: cleaning out cages, feeding the animals, general hospital cleaning and some light admin work.
If you are interested in caring for wildlife, or possibly thinking about starting a career with animals, then volunteering in the hospital would be a great start!
You can choose to volunteer on a regular basis or provide a more flexible support to us, any time you are able provide us is always much appreciated.