May 2017 – Today we ran our Internal Training and have bought on 16 new carers – those who have attended our very popular ‘Introduction to Hedgehogs’ courses this year so far and have joined us as volunteers.
Hedgehog Helpline now have around 30 volunteer carers and we are taking a break from running the ‘Introduction to Hedgehogs courses’, while we focus on training, supporting and mentoring our current carers effectively. We are a very small trustee led charity, and it’s vital that we do not grow too big and are unable to support volunteers helping the hedgehogs.
All our volunteers are mentored and the care of both the hedgehogs themselves and their carers are of the greatest importance. While we understand this may be disappointing, we hope you will understand the our valid reasons.
Vale Wildlife Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre in Beckford, runs a one day course. This is a UK wide recognised hedgehog course. We would recommend those wishing to learn more contact the BHPS and book on. Details can be found on their website, Vale Wildlife and Rehabilitation Hospital