Volunteer experiences

Diane Townsley

Diane Townsley

I have volunteered here for quite a while now and not only enjoy and look forward to going. I am very pleased to help and support all the excellent work Lucy does here. If you are looking for a way to make a big difference to the plight of our hedgehogs please seriously consider volunteering here you will enrich your life both emotionally and practically.

Neil Frazer
Julie Frazer

Neil Frazer

My wife and I volunteer once a week for a few hours at Lucky Hedgehog Rescue which mainly involves cleaning out cages, weighing and recording, a bit of stock replenishment etc. It is not arduous but any time given is warmly appreciated by Lucy, so please think about helping out.

Heather Donaldson

Heather Donaldson

I’ve been a volunteer at Lucky Hedgehog Rescue for about a year now. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first arrived but I found myself enjoying the experience and looking forward to my next “shift”. Lucy is a very kind and patient teacher and she has so much practical knowledge on hedgehogs needing care and medical attention and hedgehogs living healthily in the wild.

I enjoy being able to help in the care and rehabilitation of these prickly animals in a safe/comfortable environment set in peaceful countryside.

Rachel

Rachel

I very much enjoy volunteering at LHR. Can’t wait to get back in the summer holidays. So good for my mental health and it feels good to do something to help the cute and endangered hogs. 

Elizabeth Wilson

Elizabeth Wilson

I started as a volunteer at Lucky Hedgehog Rescue in November last year. I was given clear and patient instructions on what to do and the other volunteers are friendly and supportive. The drive to Grimston and the surrounding countryside is stunning and so peaceful. It really contributes to my whole experience of feeling more of a connection with wildlife and nature, making a positive difference, and just forgetting any worries and troubles for a few hours. It really is heartwarming to see these creatures up close and know you’re contributing to their welfare. I can help with lifts for anyone on the way from the Cottingham area if needed. 

Janice Ryder

Janice Ryder

This is such a fantastic (and relaxing!) way to spend a few hours of free time.

The rescue is in the most peaceful countryside location. I enjoy the pretty drive out there and the environment is so relaxing that I find myself destressing so much as I work through the hedgehog cages.

Plus there’s the added bonus of getting to work with lots of adorable prickly hogs. 

Fiona Little

Fiona Little

I absolutely love volunteering here  at the Lucky Hedgehog Rescue. Hedgehogs are on the critical endangered list so finding Lucy’s hedgehog hospital through an advert asking for help influenced me to join the cause. It’s a beautiful part of the East Riding. Along with helping the hogs you can take in the peaceful surroundings, listening to the birds sing whilst watching butterflies go by. It truly is a rewarding experience. I would encourage anybody to join

Sue Ryan

Sue Ryan

I have been volunteering at Lucky Hedgehog Rescue for just over a year, I find it extremely rewarding. It has helped my mental health enormously & I feel that I am helping the hedgehogs and Lucy,  I know that without volunteers like me the rescue would not survive.  Lucy could not operate without us. I highly recommend helping here, it is so satisfying,  the best thing I have ever done.

Katie Scaife

Katie Scaife

I’ve spent a lovely afternoon doing some volunteer work with Lucy and the hedgehogs.
This is such a rewarding and crucial job to help with the upkeep of the centre.
I would highly recommend for anyone to give a little time to help out, and enjoy some peaceful time in a beautiful atmosphere!
I even got to take home a releasee and introduced him to my hedgehog friendly garden!

Tessa Lowery

Tessa Lowery

I started volunteering after I had taken a poorly hedgehog  and was my way of giving back and making a difference as saw how busy and dedicated the rescue is. I have learnt a lot about hedgehogs during the last 2 years. It is rewarding to see a hedgehog recover and return to the wild. You get a  chance to work alongside incredible people who have same focus on making a positive difference for hedgehogs in their spare time.

Mary Walker

Mary Walker

I help at LHR because I want to do my bit for these super cute little creatures. It’s sad that hedgehogs are struggling in the UK but it’s rewarding to see each hedgehog recovering and getting released back into the wild. I also find  it a great way to switch off on my day off.