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As a charity we are always in need of people to help with various things, from day-to-day care of the animals, fundraising, street collections, gardening and maintenance around the sanctuary and also helping at our events and open days.

It doesn't matter how much time you can give to us at Hopefield, we are always very grateful for your help and we can only exist and continue to care for these animals with your continued support. We are only able to take volunteers from the age of 16. We do ask, however, that volunteers are able to commit long term and be able to work weekly on regular routine days.

If you don’t like getting your hands dirty and would still like to help, we are looking for help in our tearoom and gift shop.

We are also currently recruiting for a volunteer fundraising team and are seeking individuals with experience in fundraising & events, or people looking to gain experience in the fundraising field. This team will consist of 6 – 8 people meeting once a month to create fundraising opportunities and ideas. Please email us for more information.

Please email us at and we will chat to you further about any opportunities.

Corporate Volunteering

We do offer corporate volunteering days, however, being a charity, we cannot fund the work that's being undertaken e.g. materials etc, so ask for organisations to bring funding along with them.

We can offer days without bringing funding, but the tasks that we'll be able to give you will be limited.

Please contact us at or call 01277 201110.