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Shetland walking Hall Farm


Volunteers are very important to us. Giving your time to help us - whether it is hands on with the horses, ponies and donkeys in our care, assisting with our general administration or helping out in our Visitor Centres - makes a real difference to our work. 




volunteersOur volunteers also help raise money and awareness of our good work within their local communities and sometimes further afield!

There are lots of benefits to becoming a World Horse Welfare volunteer.  You will learn more about horses, meet new people and make new friends, develop or gain new skills and experiences to build your CV or help you gain confidence and self-esteem.  You will also become part of a valued team allowing you to give something back to an animal you love and respect.

Please note that due to the sensitive and often distressing nature of our work we are unable to accept volunteers who are under the age of 18 years.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with us give Gillian a call on 01953 497233. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 





WELFARE SUPPORT TEAM, Head Office, Snetterton, Norfolk


We are looking for administrative support within our welfare team.  If you have broad equine knowledge and are a confident and clear communicator with a compassionate approach you may be interested in this volunteering opportunity.  Please take the time to read through the role outline for a volunteer UK Support Assistant and if it appeals to you give Gillian a call on 01953 497233 for an informal chat.

Role Outline



World Horse Welfare is happy if you can spare a few hours a day or a few days a week at head office to help the charity reach its goals. Most roles will involve: using a computer; handling sensitive information and photographs; training; coming into head office between Monday and Friday, 9am-5pm.

Campaigns team

As a campaigning charity, we rely on having accurate and up-to-date information about every aspect of our campaigns. We need help inputting vital information onto our campaigns database, to help horses across Europe.

Fundraising volunteers

As a charity that is entirely reliant on donations, fundraising is an essential part of what World Horse Welfare does. This means organising events, sending out appeals, managing merchandise and much more to ensure that the charity raises as much as it possibly can to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome as many horses as possible. World Horse Welfare needs two volunteers to join the creative fundraising department, one to help with postal returns and another to assist in legacy marketing – a major source of income for the charity.

Communications volunteers

The communications department are responsible for contact with the outside world -  without them, the public wouldn’t know what the charity is doing to help horses around the world. Join the fast-paced communications team at World Horse Welfare to help with administrative duties.



Why not join World Horse Welfare’s team at the beautiful farm in Aboyne and work towards a great cause? Belwade Farm needs you to help them in a variety of exciting roles, but only when it suits you. There are currently two roles on offer, with full training included.

Volunteer Visitor Centre Assistants

Main duties include:-

• Help meet and greet all visitors to the centre alongside the Centre Promotion Officer.
• Provide information about Belwade’s equine residents.
• Provide information on World Horse Welfare’s fundraising schemes.
• Help assist Centre Promotions Officer with fun days, open days and any other current events.
• Assist with the centre’s visual merchandising.
• Provide guided tours of the centre.

Volunteer Centre Café Assistants

Main duties include:-

• Help Catering Officer with food preparation and refreshments.
• Assist Catering Officer with the sale of food and refreshments.
• Keep the centre café clean and tidy.
• Comply with all health and safety legislations and guidelines.




World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm needs you to join its team and help out with a variety of exciting roles. Volunteers will get the chance to take part in high profile events, such as only recently when HRH The Princess Royal visited the farm and the charity’s volunteers were on hand to help with catering.

• Events.
• Open afternoons.
• General maintenance of the yard and stables.
• Leading horses and ponies.

Glenda Spooner Centre Manager, Claire Phillips says:

“We are looking for someone that loves horses as much as we do to help our team with the daily tasks here on the farm. Volunteers are an important addition to our team here at Glenda Spooner, we appreciate very much the time and the effort they give to us.”


If you are interested in any of the above opportunities or have any questions about volunteering with World Horse Welfare please call Gillian on 01953 497233 or email info@worldhorsewelfare.org. 


The charity looks forward to hearing from you!