Status: We currently have no available volunteer spaces.

Do you love the idea of spending quality, one to one time with our rescued donkeys and mules working alongside our expert grooms? We're looking for some very special individuals who really care and would love to enhance the lives of the donkeys by helping with their care on one of our farms.

Location: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth.

Skills and personal experience

No experience is necessary as we provide full training. We need someone who is willing to learn about the care and behaviour of donkeys, can offer flexibility, is happy to work alongside other Quality Time Volunteers in a supportive and friendly way, and has the ability to use the training given to carry out the role with minimum supervision from Donkey Sanctuary staff.

Times and preferred duration of commitment

To be agreed; ideally we ask for a morning (10.30am - 1.00pm) or afternoon (1.30pm - 3.00pm) once a week, every other week or once a month for a minimum of six months.

Currently we do not have any opportunities at weekends.

Join us today

If you have some spare time, and would like to find out about how you could become more involved in our work, we would love to hear from you.

Don’t worry if you have no previous experience working with equines. As long as you are aged 16 or over, are enthusiastic and have regular free time you can offer us, then we would love for you to join us. If you would like to find out more information about volunteering at The Donkey Sanctuary in this role please call us on 01395 578222 (Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm).

Interested in volunteering?