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Want To Volunteer As A Transport Driver?

Countless animals are lost unnecessarily every day because of transport issues. Let's change that!

 

If you can help, please follow these steps...

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SIGN UP

1. Read our TRANSPORTERS GUIDANCE carefully (to make sure you are comfortable with the required tasks).

2. Complete this SIGN UP FORM (it opens in a new window) to sign up to be a Volunteer Driver.

3. These are the CARRIERS our Drivers need.  You will be contacted within 72 hours of signing up to ask whether you'd like to buy them or have them funded for you.  If you want them funded, there's a form through which you can ask for the CARRIERS TO BE DONATED TO YOU.

 

4. Either purchase this DISINFECTANT (to clean the containers between transport jobs) or ASK FOR IT TO BE FUNDED FOR YOU.

5. If you haven't already done so, join the UK WILDLIFE TRANSPORTERS FACEBOOK GROUP.

You are amazing!

FAQs

Why do I need these specific carriers (especially if I have others already)?

As UKWT is a transport specific organisation for wildlife, we are held to account very strictly - and rightly - by the Animal Welfare Act.  

 

We have to be able to show that by transporting a wildlife casualty, we are minimising suffering by getting them to care.

 

To prove that we are putting the welfare of the wildlife casualties first, I have had to go to the extent of using very particular & vet approved carriers, to ensure we are using the best containers to minimise the suffering of the casualty during transport as much as possible and not unnecessarily inflicting more pain/discomfort.  [We have had to consider & research such topics as where holes/vents should be in our transport containers to make sure that we don’t run the risk of catching wings and ensuring that mice etc can't chew through areas of the boxes during transport etc.]

 

UKWT has an extensive operational & welfare policy, drafted for us - after a great deal of research of current laws & legislation - by Advocates For Animals.  This guides us on all of our operating procedures.

 

If I allow people to use different containers to the ones that have now been vet approved, I’m actually opening up opportunities for accusations of low welfare practices & even potential prosecution (it’s extremely unlikely, but still a risk).

 

Do I need to commit to a minimum availability or number of journeys?

 

ONLY if you are asking for the 2 Transport Containers (that you need to use for Transport Jobs) to be donated to you.  The only stipulation in that case will be...  If you are contacted (by the Vet Practices/Wildlife Rescues you drive for) more than 5 times - in a row - to ask for your help with a Transport Job during the hours that you have stated on your form that you will be available and you do not answer or are unable to help, you will return the carriers to us - for us to donate to another Driver - at your own expense, within one week.

If you are purchasing your own Transport Containers, just give us some idea of your availability and your nearest Vet Practice/Wildlife Rescue will be in touch if and when they have a casualty in need of transport help in your area.  If you can’t help, that’s totally fine.

 

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