With over 350,000 visitors last year we're looking for some very special individuals who share our passion for donkeys and mules and would relish the opportunity to volunteer with our successful Visitor Welcome Team enhancing our visitor experience.

Location: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth, Devon.

Do you have great communication and people skills? Do you see yourself as an ambassador assisting us with car parking and offering our visitors a friendly and positive welcome during their visit to the sanctuary?

Your contribution will make a real difference to donkeys and mules round the world.

We want to involve you in being part of the Visitor Welcome Team at our beautiful sanctuary in Sidmouth. If you are happy to be on your feet and enjoy being busy and working outdoors, then this is the ideal role for you.

Welcoming visitors to the sanctuary and helping them to park easily, you will be good at thinking on your feet, working with others by co-ordinating the parking when the sanctuary is at its busiest in the holidays and when we are holding an event.

You will enjoy talking to the visitors about the charity and what is happing on the day they visit, acting as an ambassador and sharing your passion for the work of The Donkey Sanctuary to help people get the most out of their visit.

Experience in a visitor facing role is a real bonus as being able to communicate in a calm and professional manner at all times is one of the key skills we are looking for in this role - along with the ability to be on your feet working outside for the duration of your volunteering shift.

Steps in front of visitor entrance
XRS Owners Club show off their motors at The Donkey Sanctuary Car Show
The Kitchen from donkey paddock

Times and preferred duration for this role

We have opportunities to help throughout the year. Ideally offering us either 6, 4 or 2 hours of your time between the hours of 10.00 and 4.00pm once a week (or more often if you have time) during school holidays and when we are holding Donkey Sanctuary events.

Join us today

If you are aged 18 or over, are enthusiastic and have regular free time you can offer us, then we would love to hear from you. If you would like to find out more information about volunteering at The Donkey Sanctuary in this role please call us on 01395 573066/209978 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm) or apply below.

Interested in volunteering?