Volunteer Vacancies

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 - Arranging animal visits to care homes, nursing homes, school, special needs groups and other organisations
- Organising and advertising children's workshops and activities
- Scheduling external fundraising events into our busy calendar
- Assisting with the planning and execution of our annual Open Day event and other fundraisers
- Replying to emails and answering the phone

Activities Coordinator

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- Raising awareness of volunteering and advertising positions available

- Managing a team of around 25 volunteers from aged 4 years upwards

- Writing a weekly rota and scheduling volunteers for events, activities and general animal care

- Assisting younger volunteers with volunteering schemes (e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Award)

- Checking in with volunteers to ensure a positive experience and assist with any issues

- Inducting new volunteers and pairing them with "mentors"

Volunteer Coordinator

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- Keeping the database up-to-date with reservations and adoptions

- Explaining the adoption process to visitors and/or responding to relevant online enquiries

- Completing both home-check paperwork and adoption contracts

- Supporting families through the process of adopting a new animal and, consequently, following up with new owners a few weeks later for an update

- Responding to adoption applications to arrange viewings and meetings

Adoption Coordinator

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- Replying to general emails and website enquiries and, if necessary, forwarding them onto the appropriate department

- Updating the website with news, photos and animal adverts

- Answering the phone and taking messages when needed

- Arranging appointments for visitors to come and meet the animals

- Giving directions to people who are lost!

Administration Assistant

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- Visiting care homes, nursing homes and groups with the animals for interaction and therapy

- Visiting schools and groups to talk about animal welfare and introducing the children to a variety of small animals for handling

- Attending local events and fetes with the animal-handling team for fundraising

- Assisting the activities coordinator with planning and executing events

- Assisting with the running of children's workshops and group visits at the rescue centre

Activities Assistant

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- Assisting with the daily running of the rescue centre by caring for the animals

- Providing animals with fresh water, vegetables, hay and food

- Cleaning out hutches and runs and disinfecting

- Weighing, nail clipping and grooming all animals and keeping up-to-date records

- Assisting with health checks and administering medication where needed

- Letting the animals outside for a run and putting them to bed in the evening

Animal Care Assistant

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- For children under 16 years to volunteer and help at the rescue

- Helping the animal care assistants with the day-to-day running of the centre

- Meeting other like-minded children with a love of animals

- Completing awards and schemes such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and work experience

- Volunteering at set times under the supervision of adult volunteers

- Extra time in school holidays and at weekends

Animal Rangers

Staff Vacancies

We don't currently have any paid positions available, but please check back here regularly in case anything changes! Alternatively, if you email your CV and cover letter to jobs@furlockholmes.uk we will keep you on our records and be in touch if we feel we have a suitable position for you. Thank you for your interest!

Registered Charity Number 1179572

Contact Us

Phone: 01256 973727

Emergencies: 07594473339

Email: enquiries@furlockholmes.uk

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All donations are greatly appreciated and go straight towards the care of the animals. This can include neutering, vaccinations and other veterinary costs, food and bedding, equipment and much more! Without donations, we wouldn't be able to run. If you would like to find out more about where your money goes or if you want to donate towards the care of a particular animal, please get in touch. Thank you!