Farm Hand - Rare Breeds Centre

Summary of role:   

To maintain high levels of animal husbandry and welfare (including feeding, cleaning, health care and training) and welfare around the Rare Breed Centre.  Tasks will include cleaning and re-bedding of animal housing, feeding, providing good customer service and helping with animal presentations to members of the public, educational visits and birthday parties.


You have

The ability to work under own initiative and independently

Good communication skills

Awareness of Health & Safety


The ability and willingness to work as part of a team

Good time management

Problem solving skills and are able to think on your feet

Enthusiasm to try new things

Ability to work in sympathy with the aims of The Salvation Army by showing respect, empathy and treating people with dignity.

You may have

An animal care or farming qualification or working towards one.

Experience of routine animal husbandry

Customer service experience

Experience of working with adults with additional support needs

Experience of working with children


  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    on request
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
    Minimum age 16
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Weekly commitment required 8.30am - 5pm, 8.30am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm


This opportunity is available in: Basildon, Billericay & Wickford, Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford, Southend

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