HELP US BY VOLUNTEERING

We would appreciate your help.  There are a number of ways you can assist us to help ensure the hedgehogs we've saved get the best possible chance upon release back in to the wild. You can also support us by volunteering in other areas, or with a local release site.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The majority (not all) of the ways you can help us through volunteering require you to be local to Harpenden in Hertfordshire, or have transport and are will to drive.

REGISTER TO BECOME A LOCAL HEDGEHOG FOSTERER

Once rescue hedgehogs are medically stable and no longer taking medication they can continue to gain weight in the care of one of our hedgehog fosterers until they are ready to be released back in to the wild. This also helps Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary free up some much needed space for hedgehogs which need more intensive care.


There are two peak times of the year for hedgehog fostering. During the Spring and Summer months we rescue most of the orphaned hoglets (usually 4 weeks foster duration). During the Winter months we rescue underweight hedgehogs (usually 1-3 months foster duration).

REGISTER TO BECOME A LOCAL RELEASE SITE

Once rescue hedgehogs are medically stable, no longer taking medication and at a decent weight for the time of year, they can be released back in to the wild.


This is the best part of our job seeing the hedgehogs we have cared for be release back in to their natural environment. We have many release sites that are local to us which we release hedgehogs in to that had come from rescues in dangerous, or unsuitable locations (such as in a road or a car park). These hedgehogs are released back to the same area but not the same spot. We release them in to a local hedgehog release site. Either an urban or rural site and on occasion in to s secure garden (for disabled hedgehogs).

REGISTER TO HELP US BY VOLUNTEERING

We often have opportunities for volunteers to get directly involved with helping us.  We have volunteers who help us with looking after the hedgehogs, with educational talks and group visits, with stalls, awareness campaigns, maintaining buildings used for the hedgehogs and other smaller projects, and more.


Once we are in need of help, we will contact those that have registered their interest. This may be straight away or a few months away. If you have a keen interest in hedgehogs why not register your interest.

FRIENDS OF THE HEDGEHOGS

We have had so many people help support us over the years and we would like to thank you all.  Your love for our work is incredible. There are a few individuals and companies that have helped us which we would like to thank, please head over to the Roll of Hedgehog Friends.

 
Hedgehog Climbing Up Steps With Cute Legs Hanging Out - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hedgehog Climbing Up Steps With Cute Legs Hanging Out - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Kindly shared with us by Carla Michalik. This hedgehog was captured at night climbing up the purpose build hedgehog brick steps. You can see him just about reaching each step before eventually reaching the top for the win! --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Colvin Decides He Needs A Scratch Before Supper [Night Action] - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Colvin Decides He Needs A Scratch Before Supper [Night Action] - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Stuart's Garden Hedgehog adventures during winter 2020. "Colvin Decides He Needs A Scratch Before Supper [Night Action] " A big thank you to Stuart Colvin for sharing this video :D #hedgehogstreet #bringingthewildbacktolife #hertfordshire #hedgehogs #nativespecies #nativewildlife #ukmammals #helpingwildlife #charity #endangeredspecies #wildlife #wildlifephotography #endangered #gardening #animals #wildlifefriendly #hwhs #hornbeamwoodhedgehogsanctuary #wildlifefriendlygardening #wildlifefriendlygarden #hedgehoghighway #harpenden #endangeredspicies --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Rat Vs Hedgehog (Hedgehog Is Having None Of It!) - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Rat Vs Hedgehog (Hedgehog Is Having None Of It!) - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This rat tries to steal the hedgehogs food but no chance the hedgehog is letting any of his dinner be chomped on by the rat! Kindly shared by Julia Burgess --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Colvin Tucks In To His Supper [Night Action] - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Colvin Tucks In To His Supper [Night Action] - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Stuart's Garden Hedgehog adventures during winter 2020. "Colvin Tucks In To His Supper [Night Action] " A big thank you to Stuart Colvin for sharing this video :D #hedgehogstreet #bringingthewildbacktolife #hertfordshire #hedgehogs #nativespecies #nativewildlife #ukmammals #helpingwildlife #charity #endangeredspecies #wildlife #wildlifephotography #endangered #gardening #animals #wildlifefriendly #hwhs #hornbeamwoodhedgehogsanctuary #wildlifefriendlygardening #wildlifefriendlygarden #hedgehoghighway #harpenden #endangeredspicies --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Hedgehog Returns From Nights Foraging Run - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hedgehog Returns From Nights Foraging Run - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This hedgehog had been out foraging for food when he came across the take out meal kindly placed in to a super feeding station for hedgehogs by Katherine. Kindly shared with us by Katherine Osmond. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Dangerous Mating Game Of Hedgehog Courtship - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Dangerous Mating Game Of Hedgehog Courtship - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This clip is of a female and male hedgehog with the male trying his best to get his way. Things don't turn out too well for him but he does not give in. Kindly shared with us by Emma Rider. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Night Action Camera Wild Hedgehog Rehabilitation At Hospital - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Night Action Camera Wild Hedgehog Rehabilitation At Hospital - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This hedgehog was filmed at night having a good old chomp at his food. He found it easier to simply stand in the food and eat. A little messy but it seemed to work just fine :P Filmed at the Hospital this action shot of a Wild hedgehog is a common scene :) --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Wild British Hedgehog Swimming Action Video At Hospital - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Wild British Hedgehog Swimming Action Video At Hospital - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This is a blind hedgehog taking a swim in a shallow pond at the sanctuary. This hedgehog prefers to swim to his food rather than walk around the pond and does this swim just about every day. This hedgehog is completely blind and is a residence at the sanctuary until a suitable permanent enclosed hedgehog garden can be found. If a blind hedgehog was released back in to the full wild they would eventually die as they do not follow normal hedgehog habits and are often out during the day time bumping in to things. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity
Rescue Wild Hedgehog & Hoglets Eating In Rehabilitation Harpenden - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary
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Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

Rescue Wild Hedgehog & Hoglets Eating In Rehabilitation Harpenden - Hornbeam Wood Hedgehog Sanctuary

This family of hedgehogs came out to eat dinner but one of them is struggling to find space to grab his dinner. These hedgehogs came from a rescue. --------------------------------------------------------------------- HORNBEAM WOOD HEDGEHOG SANCTUARY 🦔🐾🐾🐾🐾: A family run Charity that looks after European Wild Hedgehogs. We use 100% of income generated from our shop and from donations to help the hedgehogs. Setup in April 2015, based in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Mother and son are involved on a daily basis rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing hedgehogs back in to the wild. The Charity rehabilitates wild hedgehogs and hoglets that are sick, injured, underweight. Registered Charity No. 1190048 We hope to use this platform to spread awareness and help promote ways you can help British Wild Hedgehogs. Donate to us through our Paypal Giving Fund (Please check Gift Aid if UK tax payer): https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/4046519 More ways to support us: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/support-hedgehog-charity Subscribe to our news letter for the latest updates: https://www.hornbeamwood.org.uk/hedgehog-news-subscriptions --------------------------------------------------------------------- WHY HAS THE UK WILD HEDGEHOG POPULATION DECLINED SO MUCH SINCE THE YEAR 2000? The Wild British Hedgehog has been included in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List for British Mammals. Their population has decreased by about 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000. As of 2020, it is estimated (PTES) that up to 335k hedgehogs are killed each year on the roads. Their habitats have been diminishing and their inability to access and travel though gardens and across roads has become in most cases, impossible. Roads create invisible barriers and also physical barriers for hedgehogs. The use of poisons like slug pellets, and intensive agricultural farming also have a part to play in their decreased populations though the loss of hedges and pesticides. --------------------------------------------------------------------- #hedgehog #cam #hoglets #wild #ukmammals #hwhs #hedgehogsanctuary #harpenden #hertfordshire #charity