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Being a charity, we are unable to afford lots of paid staff and so we rely on volunteers. Our volunteers work hard to care for the animals and keep the organisation afloat! We take volunteers of any age - our youngest is currently 2 years old. We also take many volunteers as part of the "Duke Of Edinburgh" and work experience schemes. Due to the nature of our work, we carry out enhanced DBS checks on all volunteers over the age of 16 and we are also fully insured. We do ask, however, that volunteers under the age of 12 attend with a responsible adult as we are unable to keep an eye on children at the same time as working - especially when it's busy!

Being a volunteer at Furlock Holmes will give you lots of hands-on experience with animals as well as experience in customer services, administrative duties and fundraising. Most of all, it's fun! We have many different volunteer roles available and you can either choose just one, or all of them.

  • Animal Care - helping with the day-to-day care of the animals, e.g. cleaning out, feeding

  • Fundraising - attending events with the team of volunteers and animals to raise money

  • Photographer - taking photos of the animals for their profiles on the website

  • Events planner - planning our annual events, e.g. our Open Day in September

  • Speaking to the public - showing people around the rescue and assisting with any questions they may have

  • Admin - e.g. updating the website, writing animal profiles, filling in paperwork and replying to emails

  • Animal Visits - visiting other organisations with our team of animals for both therapeutic and educational purposes

  • Pet Club - assisting with leading workshops and sessions for children aged 4 to 12 years.

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