How far will your volunteering reach?

Where do you want your volunteering to have an impact?  At home? In your area? Nationally? Overseas?  Here are a few ideas...

UK Politics

Thursday 8th June 2017 was the UK General Election.  So what do animal charities have to say?

Sign the petition started on Care2.com asking for Gove to be removed as Minister for the Environment - Care2.com will tell you why.

List of Animal Charities
Koalas need your help

Koalas are being left homeless, thanks to excessive tree clearing. 

Click here to find out how you can help

SUCCESS: Elephant Corridor Appeal

Give elephants a wildlife corridor in India

SUCCESS: 
The World Land Trust has reached its target to help Indian elephants.  Find out more here

Organic Beauty Gifts

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Help Butterfly Conservation with organic beauty gifts from Green People. Find out more here

Wildlife News

Please help animals in disasters.  World Animal Protection (previously the WSPA) help animals around the world in times of disaster e.g. flooding, earthquakes etc.  Click here for more info

Planning for disasters for your pets, livestock & zoos.  More...

Help wildlife - Create a Pond


Gardens are vital to wildlife, and it's amazing what you can do to help animals from home.  They need all the help they can get.  

If you're thinking of creating a pond for wildlife, Froglife have a Just Add Water PDF which you can download.  The RHS also has details.

Ponds for wildlife don't have to be large.  You can put out a lid with water in it.  If you do create a pond, you need to be sure that wilidlife have a way of climbing out of it so include a sort of wooden or stone ramp. The RHS says to clad the ramp with chicken wire to provide good grip.   It also says that stone troughs, old sinks or baths and large, glazed or plastic pots are suitable, but you need to plug drainage holes.

Here's a short, helpful video from the RSPB on how to create a mini pond.  The RSPB says it will help frogs, toads & newts, dragonflies & damselflies, bats, birds and pond creatures.  And you can put this sort of pond in a large or small garden.  

 

 

Visit the RSPB for more info on creating a pond.  There's a step by step guide of how to do it, plus what you'll need to create your pond.  

They also have information on how to create a bird bath.

 

 

 

Give wildlife a pond

Wildlife need water as well.  Give the wildlife in your garden a pond - it doesn't have to be a big one!  More info

Dogs DIE in hot cars

Would you know what to do if you saw a dog in a car on a hot day? Find out more here

Give the gift of water

Give working animals the gift of water - here's how you can do it. 

Cat Care in Hot Weather

Cats Protection have advice for cat owners and carers in hot weather.  Click here to pounce on it!

Art World Conservation

Art World Conservation are having an amazing charity event in August to raise awareness about wildlife, conservation and climate change. More Info

Ways to help
Avoid plastic

Plastic and litter can really damage wildlife and the world around us.  Find out more here

Insure your pet & help animals

Animal Friends have policies for pets & horses. A good whack of any profits they make goes to help registered animal charities around the world. Like them on Facebook, & they will give £1 for every "Like" they get to animal charities. Get a quote from Animal Friends.