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Volunteer with us

Volunteers are very important to us. Giving your time to help us makes a real difference to our work.

Volunteers are very important to us. Giving your time to help us makes a real difference to our work.

*** Please note that we are unable to accept volunteers at this time due to the coronavirus restrictions. We’re very sorry for any disappointment and really appreciate your interest nonetheless – please do check back here when the situation has changed. Thanks so much! ***

World Horse Welfare’s vision is a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding. Our mission is to work with horses, horse owners, communities, organisations and governments to help improve welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide.

Do you have the gift of time?

Volunteers are at the heart of our work helping our staff to make a difference. There are various opportunities by which you can join the team. Whether it’s hands on with the horses, gardening, helping within our visitor centres to help us educate the public on what we do or general administrative support within the offices we are always looking for an extra pair of hands.

We ask for all our volunteers to be over 18. For our younger supporters we have a work experience scheme – find out more here.

To find out more about volunteering for us please call the HR team on +44 (0)1953 497 233.

Current volunteering opportunities

Head Office, Snetterton

We are always in need of administrative support, even if you can only spare a few hours during the week. As a charity that is entirely reliant on donations, our fundraising team run lots of events around the country, send out appeals asking for donations, manage our range of merchandise and much more to ensure we continue to raise as much money as possible to allow us to continue to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses. As a campaigning charity we rely on having accurate and up-to-date information available about our campaigns activity and need assistance with accurate data inputting so we can help horses across Europe.

Most roles require you to use a computer.

Rescue and Rehoming Centres

We have four Rescue and Rehoming Centres located in Aboyne Aberdeenshire, Blackpool Lancashire, Somerton Somerset and Snetterton Norfolk. Our equine teams are always in need of additional help with the daily care of the horses. Our maintenance teams would love some support with general maintenance tasks and gardening.

Visitor Centres

We have a Visitor Centre at each of our Rescue and Rehoming Centres. This is where we hold events, educate members of the public about our work and hire out our indoor school and conference facilities to corporate organisations. Our Visitor Centre teams would love your help dealing with members of the public and also with front of house duties in the coffee shops.

How every £1 you donate is spent

  • 74p helps horses
    74p
    Helps horses
  • 26p is for fundraising
    26p
    Is for fundraising

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