Surrey Docks Farm is a working farm that rears a range of livestock to demonstrate where our food comes from. Produce from the animals, including meat and eggs is sold through the farm shop when available.
Livestock volunteers (aged 14 and over) assist with all aspects of animal care. Daily duties include helping with feeding, mucking out enclosures, sweeping the yard and paths, collecting eggs, exercising and putting the animals away at night.
Livestock volunteers should have an interest in animals and their welfare and be prepared to get stuck in with routine, dirty and physical tasks in all weather.
Enthusiasm and interest in animal care is essential, skills and knowledge can be taught! Once trained, this role requires volunteers to have a high level of independence and be able to work alone to complete a given task.
Livestock volunteers need to commit to a set morning (9am-1pm) or full day (9am-5pm) attending on a weekly basis for a minimum of three months.
We are currently recruiting for livestock volunteers on Fridays and Sundays. If you’re available on one of these days, please complete the below form and we’ll be back in touch to arrange an induction as soon as possible.