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As a charity we are always in very much 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 does not 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 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 especially looking for help in our tearoom, shop and office.

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 a job description and more information if you wish to get involved.

If you would like to become a volunteer please email us at and we will chat to your further about any opportunities. You may then be invited to an informal interview. 

Corporate Volunteering

Are you a company that is looking for tasks as a team building exercise or is your company keen to promote employee volunteering?

We have a wide range of tasks here at the sanctuary for small or large groups.

Please contact us at or call 01277 201110.