Every year, BADGAR Wildlife Rescue helps nurse hundreds of Australian wildlife critters back to good health.

But the Greendale-based shelter needs your help, says volunteer Melissa Coon.

“This is our busy time of the year, because in spring we get lots of baby birds,” Ms Coon says.

“But then again during winter, we can have a full shelter. Help is very much needed.”

The annual Marsh Monster Mash, a fundraiser for BADGAR Wildlife Rescue will return this year. It will be run from 1pm in Saturday, October 27, at Village Green, 197 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.

The community is being invited to dress up in costumes for the event, which will raise funds for the wildlife shelter.

There will be food stalls, face-painting, jumping castles and plenty of spooky fun.

For more information, visit Marsh Monster Mash on Facebook.