We have some wonderful volunteers here at the Sanctuary, and this lovely photo was taken of Nicky Musgrove, a volunteer at East Axnoller Farm, one of our outlying farms in Dorset.
Nicky joined our growing number of volunteers in March 2010 and I think we can tell from her huge smile, that she thoroughly enjoys helping the donkeys.
So what's a quality time volunteer?
Our volunteers interact with the donkeys, observing their behaviour and take donkeys out for walks around the farms. Their time is very valuable to us and the donkeys really appreciate the extra attention.
Sunny Jim (aged 19) is just one of the donkeys who enjoy the extra visits. Here he is pictured having a cuddle from Nicky. Sunny Jim was relinquished into our care in 2000 having retired as a beach donkey and joining his fellow beach donkey friends he previously worked with.