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Animal Care Volunteer

Animal Care Volunteer

Task · 4–8 hrs
TA20 3DH, Chard, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Animal welfare
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Ferne Animal Sanctuary - Chard
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We are looking for people to volunteer with our animals on both farms

Detailed description

Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Volunteer Role profile


Role Title:

Animal Care Volunteer

Responsible to:

Animal Care Manager


Wambrook, Chard, Somerset

Time Commitment:

Flexible – although we welcome a minimum of four hours per week

Role description:

To assist with the Animal Care Team in looking after the animals on the Small and Large Farms



Main tasks:

Depending on your skills, knowledge and experience you could provide the Sanctuary with support in one of more of the following areas;


·        Life enrichment

·        Health Care

·        Socialisation

·        Cleaning their homes

·        Feeding


Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

·       A love of animals

·        Experience of different species

·        Team working

·        The ability to work alone

·        Communication

·        Enthusiasm for animal welfare


Training and support available

All Volunteers of the Sanctuary will be given an induction to familiarise them with the Sanctuary.


Specific instruction will be given in regards to your role on the day



The use of your skills, knowledge and experience contribute to the welfare of animals at Ferne Animal Sanctuary.


Complementary light refreshments whilst volunteering at the Sanctuary.


Please note the above arrangements are binding in honour only and not intended to be legally binding.


Reliable transport is essential as the Sanctuary is in a rural location.



What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

Getting there

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About Ferne Animal Sanctuary - Chard

Ferne Animal Sanctuary cares for over 300 in need domestic and farm animals of all varieties from cats to cattle, dogs to donkeys and many more. Ferne aims to find homes for its cats and dogs and for its horses and ponies. The Sanctuary's beautiful 71 acre site, including a conservation area with nature trail, picnic areas and cafe is open almost every day of the year.