Volunteering With MAS

Volunteer at Malmesbury Animal Sanctuary
At Malmesbury Animal Sanctuary we are proud to be able to offer volunteering opportunities for the local community. We run three shifts a day increasing to four in the summer. Volunteering is a great way to do something positive for the community but mostly it’s a rewarding way to help animals that wouldn’t otherwise have a loving home.

Our goats, emus, alpacas and chickens love our daily visits and it’s a rewarding and enriching way to enhance both their lives and yours. We offer an initial site visit so that you can meet the animals and be certain if this is for you. No previous experience necessary, just an open heart.

Interested? Read on..

  • Breakfast shift: Between 7.30am and 8.30am
  • Lunchtime shift: 1pm – 2pm
  • Afternoon shift: 4-5pm
  • Evening shift: Thirty minutes before dusk (this ranges from 4pm – 10pm)
  • Muck out is optional on a Saturday at 12 noon.
  • Shifts are daily come rain or shine, sleet or snow, light or dark.

    Volunteers must be aged 16+. There is no age limit.
    Volunteers 10-16 can volunteer with a parent.
    A shift lasts approximately one hour.
    Be prepared to get wet and muddy.
    Full training will be given and there is additional group support whilst you are on duty.
    Adults require a DBS check.

    Duke of Edinburgh:
    We are able to take up to four Duke of Edinburgh placements at a time. These run on a Saturday at 12 noon or you can complete your hours by taking on a shift with a parent.

    How to apply:

    Contact us for a volunteer form by return.
    We assess applications approx. once a month. We look forward to welcoming you.