Surrey Docks Farm is a working farm that rears a range of livestock to demonstrate where our food comes from and to promote animal welfare. Produce from the animals, including meat and eggs is sold through the farm shop when available.
Livestock volunteers (aged 14+ on weekdays and 18+ on weekends) 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.
Please be aware we have a small staff team with only one Livestock staff member per day and as such volunteer supervision is very limited. We do provide on-the-job training, but expect volunteers to be capable of working independently to complete a set task.
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!
Livestock volunteers need to commit to a set morning (9am-1pm), afternoon (2pm-5pm), or full day (9am-5pm) attending on a weekly basis for a minimum of three months. Set times are important, so that we can stick to routine times for the animals we’re caring for.
We are currently just recruiting for weekday volunteers (aged 14+) on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. If you’re interested and available on these days, please complete the enquiry form below and we’ll be in touch.
If you’re not available at the above times, please check back in a couple of months as we may be taking on more volunteers at other times then. We don’t have the admin capacity to hold waiting lists.