Call us on 01202 006040 to secure an extra 10% saving. Offer Ends Today!

Voluntary Jobs with Animals in the UK

Volunteer jobs with animal welfare organisations can vary from helping with kennel duties, assisting with fundraising events, carrying out wildlife surveys, or working on specific projects. Many animal charities exist on limited funds and therefore voluntary workers are much needed and appreciated.

Animal Volunteer Work UK

Animal Volunteer Work UK

Many volunteers study an animal care course whilst volunteering and this is a great way to gain theory knowledge that can be applied to a volunteering placement.

Below are some of the animal volunteer work opportunities working with animals that are offered in the Animal Courses Direct eBook.

For hundreds more opportunities in many Animal Welfare Organisations worldwide, please refer to the Volunteering with Animals eBook available to purchase via this website or Amazon.

Our accredited and recognised courses enhance employment prospects and are also suitable for volunteers wanting to gain a relevant animal care qualification.

Ashbourne Animal Welfare:

Was established in 1988 and is dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of stray and unwanted cats and dogs. They provide neutering and veterinary care before re-homing. Volunteer assistance required.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home:

Has been rescuing lost and unwanted dogs since 1860 and cats since 1883. The organisation works to rescue, rehabilitate, re-unite and re-home dogs and cats. Volunteers required for animal volunteer work UK.

The Blue Cross:

Aims to ensure the welfare of animals by providing practical care, highlight the benefits of companionship between animals and people and promote a sense of respect and responsibility towards animals in the community. The organisation provides support to the nation’s pets and their owners by: treating pets whose owners cannot afford private veterinary treatment, finding permanent homes for unwanted or abandoned animals and educating the public in responsible animal ownership. Volunteers required.

Bristol Animal Rescue Centre (ARC):

Was founded in 1887, the Home has grown in size and many improvements have been made to house a variety of animals. What started as a shelter just for dogs, now accommodates cats, rabbits, ferrets, birds and other small animals. Volunteers required to help with dog walking.


Stroking A Dog


More Information about Volunteering in the UK

There are many organisations in the UK and around the world, that work tirelessly to help animals in need. To achieve this, most rely on voluntary help. Some charities welcome volunteers who can only spare a few hours on weekends, other organisations prefer to have volunteers commit to a specific project with a set volunteer job description.


All students who complete qualifications from level 3 or above are eligible for the NUS extra / Totum Card, which gives you access to over 200 UK student discounts with brands like Co-op, Amazon and ASOS. Apply and find out more at