Animal Volunteer Work UK

Volunteer jobs with animal welfare organisations can vary from helping with kennel duties, assisting with fund raising events, carrying out wildlife surveys, or working on specific projects. The Animal Jobs Direct Volunteer with Animals ebook Guide provides direct links to animal welfare and rescue charities that offer a range of interesting volunteering opportunities - there are an amazing variety of voluntary jobs available. Many animal charities exist on limited funds and therefore voluntary workers are much needed and appreciated. 

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 Jobs 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. All our students receive a free copy upon enrolment.


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.

Animal Accident Rescue Unit (AARU) is a Nottinghamshire based charity run by volunteers that is committed to rescuing animals by providing a transport service for sick and injured animals and birds and re-homing where possible. Contact to assist as a volunteer.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (
http://www.battersea.org.uk): 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 Dogs and Cats Home 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 dogs walking.

Please contact us for more information about Animal Volunteer Work UK