Volunteering at the Ark

Volunteering is a great way to meet and get involved with a group of individuals who share the same enthusiasm as you, for animal welfare. Due to the number of activities our charity is involved in, we need people with a wide range of skills.

Benefits of volunteering

  • Volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded people.
  • Be involved with a group of individuals who share the same enthusiasm for animal welfare.
  • Volunteering will enable you to gain new skills or develop existing ones.
  • We can provide you with an opportunity to make a real difference.
  • All roles influence animal welfare significantly. We now accept applicants from 21 years old for our animal care roles.

If you are looking for work experience and are currently studying an animal care course at college or university, we will accept you from 18 years onwards if we have availability.

Please note that under our Health and Safety Policy we can only accept volunteers aged 21 and over.

Dog Socialiser

Walking and socialising the dogs at the Ark

Cat Socialiser

Giving our cats some company and attention to help relax

Charity Shop

Help with the running of one of our charity shops


Answering calls at the Arks reception.

Home visitor

Provide home visits for prospective adopters


Help transport foodstuffs, bedding, paper, charity shop goods & some animal transfers.

General Animal Care

Full day volunteering to assist with all species of animals & birds.

Kitty Knitters

Making blankets for our animals - work from home!

Small animal Socialiser

Come and cuddle our loving small animals.