The Donkey Sanctuary is holding two recruitment events on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February for both seasonal staff and people interested in joining a team of volunteers to help provide a warm welcome to visitors. Seasonal staff opportunities are available in the visitor services team and in the Hayloft Restaurant.
The animal welfare charity is seeking volunteers to play a vital part in a project to build a new specialist veterinary facility which includes relocating the hospital to Brookfield Farm, near Honiton. The move will have a big impact on the Sanctuary‘s Sidmouth headquarters and the charity plans to use the opportunity to improve the visitor experience. It is here that volunteers are needed to provide a warm welcome to visitors and help to communicate these new changes.
Nikki White, Visitor Engagement Manager says: “We will be re-introducing a traditional feel to the farm for visitors to experience and allow more donkeys to be at the Heart of the Sanctuary as soon as the hospital and reception unit have been relocated. There will also be an interpretation centre to show supporters and visitors what we do around the world, how we began to where we are now. We’ll also have a better gift shop and restaurant from which proceeds support our work across the world. We need volunteers to help us make sure our visitors are kept up to date with the progress of this exciting new project.”
The recruitment open events are taking place on Friday 5 February from 2pm to 5pm and on Saturday 6 February from 10am to 1pm. For more information about the recruitment open events, call Nikki White on 01395 578222.
The Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity working around the world protecting donkeys and promoting their welfare worldwide. Its headquarters in Sidmouth, East Devon, provides permanent refuge to hundreds of donkeys. Admission and parking are free as the charity feels visitors should be able to find out more about the charity’s work in the UK and in 30 countries worldwide.
Visitors can meet the donkeys and enjoy the maze, nature centre, family picnic areas and walks around the beautiful coastal setting. The Visitors’ Centre includes a gift shop and the Hayloft Restaurant offers a full café style lunch menu with meals freshly prepared on site using, where possible, seasonal and local ingredients.