Apply To Join Our Team Today

If you think you have what it takes to help care for rabbits in our short-term facilities and to introduce them to their new owners, get in touch today.

Welfare Check Team

For volunteers aged from 18 years.

Our Welfare Check Team are responsible for doing our morning checks on the rabbits in our care at The Hoppy Hub in Kirkintilloch (G66).

As a team member you will be responsible for checking in on the rabbits and ensuring that their basic welfare needs are met - hay supply is topped up, water supply is checked and the health and welfare of each rabbit is checked to make sure everybunny is feeling good!

There may be a need to assist with taking rabbits to urgent or routine appointments with one of our local vet practices if required too.

You may also assist getting some of our activities ready for our evening care team too.

We are looking for individuals who can spare one-to-two hours at least one morning per week, with flexibility around the timing to suit your other commitments as appropriate.

Apply To Join Our Team Today

If you think you have what it takes to help care for rabbits in our short-term facilities and to introduce them to their new owners, get in touch today.

Apply To Join Our Team Today

If you think you have what it takes to help care for rabbits in our short-term facilities and to introduce them to their new owners, get in touch today.

Rabbit Care Lead

For volunteers aged 18 years or over only

Supporting a team of young people whilst conducting a range of rabbit care duties and public appointments at our Kirkintilloch facilities.

Min. commitment 2 hours per week

Rabbit Care Asst.

For volunteers aged 12 - 18 years

Help us feed the rabbits, clean their environment, give medications and importantly socialise the rabbits as part of preparing them for their new homes.

Min. commitment 2 hours per week

Rabbit Care Lead

For volunteers aged 18 years or over.

PVG Scheme membership will be required, and is organised by Beloved Rabbits.

Our Rabbit Care Leads, working from our facilities in Kirkintilloch, Glasgow (G66), provide three core functions for the charity during their 2 hour shift each week:

  • Supervision, support, coaching and development of our young volunteers as they undertake rabbit care duties.
  • Meeting with members of the public as they meet the charity on an appointment basis for adoptions, bonding and surrenders.
  • Providing first level day-to-day care for the rabbits including feeding, cleaning environments, grooming, medication and socialisation.

As a senior member of the rabbit care team, you will help support and mentor our young volunteers as you work together to provide the full range of care needs of the rabbits visiting and within our care.

As a care lead you will help support the charity by conducting a range of appointments including rescue surrenders, adoptions, bonding services, care advice, grooming and nail clipping with foster carers and members of the public.

Each members of the PVG Scheme, they will offer the essential support needed for our Care Assistants to develop their knowledge and skills in rabbit welfare.  They will also have completed a certified Child Safeguarding course.

Full training & support will be given for the role.

Vacancies

Our current Care Lead vacancies are currently:

Sundays, 4pm to 6pm 
** Vacancy Available (1) **

Not For You?

If you are looking for something a little different, or your availability doesn't suit this role, why not consider our Welfare Check Team?

Apply To Join Our Team Today

If you think you have what it takes to help care for rabbits in our short-term facilities and to introduce them to their new owners, get in touch today.

Rabbit Care Assistant

For volunteers aged 12 to 18 years

This role is best suited to young people with an interest in animal welfare studies or careers after school

Rabbit Care Assistants provide all aspects of care needed including feeding, grooming, medications and treatments and socialisation.

Care Assistants work in small teams, with each team working closely with a Rabbit Care Lead and one of the charity's Management Committee during their shift.

In addition there will be an ongoing training and support programme ( that will support the Care Assistants to develop their knowledge and understanding of rabbit welfare as they volunteer, with recognition given at regular intervals of their development and hours volunteering.  As well as providing a strong background and evidence should the Care Assistant be seeking career or training opportunities within animal welfare, this will prepare them well for future opportunities within and outwith the charity.

Our Care Assistant volunteers aged 12 to 18, will be offered full supervision, support and direction from their Care Lead, who will be a verified member of the PVG Scheme (incorporating a Disclosure Scotland check) and will have completed a Child Safeguarding course.

Full training & support will be given for the role.

Vacancies

Our current Care Assistant vacancies are:

** No Current Vacancies **

Apply To Join Our Team Today

If you think you have what it takes to help care for rabbits in our short-term facilities and to introduce them to their new owners, get in touch today.

Rabbit Care Assistant

For volunteers aged from 12 to 18 years.

Rabbit Care Assistants provide all aspects of care needed including feeding, grooming, medications and treatments and socialisation.   Care Assistants work in small teams of 2, with each team working closely with an Appointment Lead and one of the charity's Management Committee during their shift.

In addition there will be an ongoing training and support programme ( that will support the Care Assistants to develop their knowledge and understanding of rabbit welfare as they volunteer, with recognition given at regular intervals of their development and hours volunteering.  As well as providing a strong background and evidence should the Care Assistant be seeking career or training opportunities within animal welfare, this will prepare them well for future opportunities within and outwith the charity.

Our Care Assistant volunteers aged 12 to 18, will be offered full supervision, support and direction from their Appointment Lead, who will be a verified member of the PVG Scheme (incorporating a Disclosure Scotland check) and will have completed a Child Safeguarding course.

Appointments Lead

For volunteers aged 18 years or over only.

Our appointment leads will help support the charity by conducting a range of appointments including rescue surrenders, adoptions, bonding services, care advice, grooming and nail clipping with foster carers and members of the public.  Each members of the PVG Scheme, they will offer the essential support needed for our Care Assistants to develop their knowledge and skills in rabbit welfare.  They will also have completed a certified Child Safeguarding course.

Experience in rabbit welfare is required for the Appointments Lead.

Full training & support will be given for all roles.

Care Assistant Rotas

Our care assistant shifts are currently:

Mondays, 6.30pm until 8.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Tuesdays, 6.30pm until 8.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Thursdays, 6.30pm until 8.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Fridays, 6.30pm until 8.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Saturdays, 2pm until 4pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Saturdays, 4pm until 6pm ** VACANCIES AVAILABLE **

Sundays, 1.30pm until 3.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Appointment Lead Rotas

Our care assistant shifts are currently:

Mondays, 6.30pm until 8.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Tuesdays, 6.30pm until 8.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Thursdays, 6.30pm until 8.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Fridays, 6.30pm until 8.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Saturdays, 2pm until 4pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Saturdays, 4pm until 6pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Sundays, 1.30pm until 3.30pm ** No Current Vacancies **

Apply To Join Our Team Today

If you think you have what it takes to help care for rabbits in our short-term facilities and to introduce them to their new owners, get in touch today.

Apply To Foster Today

No obligation - your application allows us to start informal discussions to make sure that becoming a Rabbit Foster Carer is the right role for you!

Placements & Equipment

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We would look to place rabbits with you either individually or in bonded pairs, and each placement would need to be housed in their own environment.

We recommend that foster placements are kept totally separate from any of your own rabbits too.

Rabbits need a lot of space, and even though rabbits are only in foster care temporarily we still seek to meet the latest recommendations for all rabbits in our care.

If you don't have the necessary equipment yourself, it's not a problem as Beloved Rabbits can provide everything you need on loan whilst you are a foster carer with us.

Feeding & Exercise

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As a fosterer we would ask that you would help feed and exercise the rabbits in your care.

This will include buying and providing their day-to-day needs for rabbit nuggets, hay, bedding materials, and any additional toys and treats you may wish to offer them.

We purchase items at wholesale prices and offer these at cost price to our volunteers allowing you to keep the costs of fostering to an absolute minimum.

We also regularly receive gifted food and bedding from our partners and supporters, and we will always ensure these are distirbuted throughout our foster carers, further reducing these costs.

Check You Have Enough Space

Whether it is indoors or outdoors, our rabbits need lots of space.

Our foster environments need to meet the same standards as our adopters.

Check you have enough space for the equipment we will loan you.

Medical Treatment & Vet Bills

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We cover all veterinary costs associated with fostered rabbits, including basic vaccinations and neutering, but also any emergency or regular significant medical attention.

Foster carers will use a Beloved Rabbits issues payment card allowing all vet bills to be paid directly by the charity - so there's no out-of-pocket expenses necessary at the end of your vet visit.

It is a requirement of our foster carers to have access to transport to facilitate vet visits, especially in emergency situations where getting veterinary attention quickly may be critical to ensuring adequate care for the rabbit(s).

Dealing With The Public

Public Engagement

As a fosterer we would not expect you to become involved with any of the public facing side of things (unless you chose to).

Through the wider volunteer team, we would deal with all aspects of the rabbits entering the rescue, we would do much of the work involved in trying to find and verify any new owners and we would be involved in the introduction of the rabbits to the adopters.

We therefore ask that you assist with collecting and returning your foster placements at our appointments office, The Bunny Bothy, in G66 postcode area of Glasgow, where you would meet with the volunteer team to facilitate placement swaps.

We also ask that you help with providing photos, stories and videos of the rabbits in your care to help promote them for adoption, but again you would not need to feature personally within any of these promotional materials - after all its all about the rabbits 😉

Find Out Why Lynette Enjoys Being A Foster Carer

nullOne of our foster carers, Lynette, shares her experience of being a foster care with Beloved Rabbits.

Transport

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As highlighted previously, we do ask that all foster carers have access to transport.

This is especially important for dealing with a sick rabbit that requires the vet.

You may also need to attend The Bunny Bothy, our appointments office where a lot of activity takes place.  Here we conduct numerous foster care appointments including training, health checks, nail clipping, grooming, and more.

To help reduce travel commitments, our foster carers work in small times to share the responsibility, where possible, for trips to vets and The Bunny Bothy.

Training & Support

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To get you started, we will invite you to attend a Foster Carer Induction training event.  It lasts a couple of hours, and is scheduled in evenings or weekends to meet your convenience.

Each foster carer will be assigned a Foster Lead who will be on hand to support with any question and help that you need.

In addition, at all times the Beloved Rabbits management team will be available at the end of an email, private message or telephone call to give you whatever support you may need.

We have a private Facebook Group set up specifically for Beloved Rabbits volunteers so there is a whole team of support at your finger-tips!

The Difficult Side Of Things

David with one of his first Giant Continentals, Pepper.Many people fear "having to give them up", when a rabbit has been selected for adoption.  But our existing volunteers all report that this, whilst it can be hard, is incredibly rewarding.  You get to see a rabbit settle into their new home, having transformed from a neglected, abandoned animal in to a very much loved pet.  There is nothing more rewarding that that!

Caring for unwanted rabbits can be emotional.

You may be asked (if you’re willing to) to care for a sick animal who, sadly, doesn’t make it despite everyone’s best efforts.

And the worst scenario may be the upsetting occasions when letting the rabbit pass away peacefully or through euthanasis to save them from further pain is the best way to meet their welfare needs.

These are all scenarios you may have to consider whether you could cope with.

That said, you will never be on your own and will always have the full support of the management team, your foster lead and the wider volunteer team to support you.

Costs

The only costs we expect our foster carers to cover are day-to-day feed & bedding costs (good quality nuggets, hay, litter material and straw), plus any additional items you may wish to purchase (e.g. boredom breakers/toys, treats, etc)

Apply To Foster Today

No obligation - your application allows us to start informal discussions to make sure that becoming a Rabbit Foster Carer is the right role for you!