Volunteer for HorseWorld

HorseWorld has been saving the lives of mistreated equines since 1952. Our team works around-the-clock to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses, ponies and donkeys that have been abandoned, neglected, injured or abused within the South-West of England and Wales.

By becoming a HorseWorld volunteer, you too can help us to change the lives of hundreds of animals in need of our care.

One minute, one hour, half a day, a whole day, one week: your time is priceless to the equines in our care. By joining our super volunteer team you can help us to raise awareness of our charity, raise money to help care for the horses, learn new skills, meet new friends and become part of our volunteer community.

So, what’s stopping you?

To get involved, email info@horseworld.org.uk

We are very grateful to all of our volunteers who give their valuable time and energy to helping with our work.

HorseWorld’s volunteers assist with specific activities and events such as our Open Day events, including preparing welcome packs, running stalls, making cakes and refreshments, greeting visitors and helping with car parking. We also seek volunteers to help with external events. For further details about volunteering at events please email info@horseworld.org.uk or call 01275 832425.

Keynes Farm is home to around 100 horses and ponies, most of which are rescued from neglect and abuse, so unfortunately we are unable to have volunteers assisting with the training and rehabilitation work, as this is carried out by trained staff.

HorseWorld also provides placements for veterinary students based in the Bristol area with previous equine experience. For further details about volunteer placements please email info@horseworld.org.uk or ring 01275 832425.

All volunteers are required to be over the age of 18.

For details on how HorseWorld Trust collects and uses the personal data of volunteers please read our Privacy Policy for volunteers, interns and work experience students downloadable at the bottom of this page.

Work experience

We offer work experience placements to vet students, college students and individuals over the age of 18 who are genuinely interested in following a career in the equine industry or charitable work. This is a very popular scheme and places are limited.

For placements working on the yard with our welfare or Discovery teams, you are required to have the following clothing:

Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons. You will not be permitted on the yard without these.

Current BSI standard riding hat

Jodhpurs, tracksuit bottoms or loose-fitting trousers

Riding gloves

Wet weather gear

DBS check

Please note that jewellery, obvious make-up and the wearing of perfume is not permitted on the yard.

For further information about our work experience scheme please email info@horseworld.org.uk

Volunteer Privacy Policy

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