We are looking to recruit a pool of volunteers to work on a rota basis throughout the summer season in 2 to 3 hour shifts to give guided tours of the Sanctuary, including our extensive network of walkways.
You will need to be reasonably fit as some of the walks can take a couple of hours to complete; some walks have stiles and steep inclines. You will also need to feel confident talking to groups of visitors and have a cheerful disposition.
We will provide you with full training, including background information about the history of the Sanctuary and, of course, the donkeys.
Can you help?
This is the perfect role for anyone who enjoys meeting people and being outdoors in stunning surroundings. The Sanctuary is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and our network of walks provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fresh air in tranquil surroundings. By having guided tours we can ensure that visitors get the most from their walks - they will be able to appreciate the many points of interest as well as learn about our work worldwide.
Although we have comprehensive walk guide booklets, there is nothing quite like having an expert on hand to point out areas of interest, for instance the history behind the Hermitage nestling in our woodland walk or the special adaptations we have made to our field shelters to accommodate blind or partially sighted donkeys.
We are hoping to attract a pool of volunteers who share our enthusiasm for donkeys and who want to do something practical to support our work.
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer guide, please contact Kate Bailey.