Volunteer with us

Want to lend a hand and volunteer with us at Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary?

Volunteering at our sanctuary is a fun and rewarding experience and has a lasting impact on the rescued animals who call our sanctuary home. 

We welcome volunteer groups all year round to help care for our rescued animals and keep our sanctuary looking its best.

There are two ways to get involved volunteering at Goodheart:


Group Volunteer Days

Group size: 4 to 8 people
Day/Time: Mon to Fri, 10am to 3pm
Price: We kindly ask for a donation of £25pp

Do you have a group of friends or family who want to volunteer for us? Our Group Volunteer Days are a fantastic way to get stuck in at our sanctuary, helping our rescued animals while having fun too!

To book, email visit@goodheart.org.uk

OGGS corporate away day at Goodheart Animal Sanctuary in Worcestershire

Corporate Volunteer Days​

Group size: 4 to 8 people
Day/Time: Mon to Fri, 10am to 3pm
Price: We kindly ask for a minimum donation of £300

Want to see your boss shovelling pig poo? Or compete with your colleagues to see who can build the cosiest nest for our hens? Our Corporate Volunteer Days are a great way to get out in the fresh air, have fun and do good for our animals too!

To book, email visit@goodheart.org.uk

See also: Corporate Away Days.

What's included:

What tasks will I be doing?

From day-to-day tasks around the sanctuary right through to helping build our latest project – there are lots of ways you can get stuck in.

Here are some of the tasks our volunteers help out with:

  • Cleaning out our animal areas
  • Planting trees
  • Light gardening or DIY work around the site
  • Making enrichment items or preparing food for our animals

All our Volunteer Days are led by our friendly Visitor & Education Manager, who is passionate about improving the welfare of animals and has experience of hosting fun, engaging and educational visits for all ages.

Frequently Asked Questions

To prepare for your visit, please ensure you have the following items:

  • Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. Please also ensure you bring weather-appropriate items i.e. waterproof coat for wet weather and sun cream on hot days!
  • Suitable footwear – we advise wearing walking boots or wellies as some parts of our sanctuary site can be muddy or dusty.

What we provide: We provide tea/coffee and water during your visit as well as a delicious cold vegan platter at lunchtime. We will also provide any additional items as needed for some tasks i.e. gloves

Due to the staff time needed for volunteer visits, we can only host a minimum of four people per day. If you’d like to volunteer as an individual, head over to our Vacancies page to take a look at our remote volunteer roles or fill in our form below to be notified about future opportunities for individuals.

As we are a small team, we can only welcome groups with a maximum number of 8 people. This keeps things manageable for our staff and allows for a more personal experience with the animals.

Please note, there are some occasions when we may be able to host larger group sizes for Corporate Visits. If you would like to enquire about bringing a group of more than 8, please email jodie@goodheart.org.uk

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the successful running of our sanctuary, however, as a small charity, we need to make sure we cover the staff time and equipment needed to host these visits. Your donation not only allows us to continue welcoming volunteers to our sanctuary, but also goes towards the care of our rescued animals too.

Yes! We can work with you to plan a Volunteer Day that is suitable for those with health conditions, impairments, or specific requirements. However, please note that, as we are a working farm animal sanctuary, some areas of our site are not suitable for those with limited mobility. 

To discuss any requirements you may have, email info@goodheart.org.uk

Want something more bespoke?

Corporate Away Days

We also offer Corporate Away Days here at our sanctuary – a great way to show appreciation to hard working staff or to celebrate a company milestone. These can be tailored to your requirements and include things like team-building activities, workshops, games and educational talks or hire of our Visitor Room.

To enquire about booking a Corporate Away Day, please email our Fundraising Manager Jodie at jodie@goodheart.org.uk

Sign up to hear about future volunteering opportunities

We’re looking to expand our volunteer programme with the view to hosting Volunteer Days which would be set dates in the year where you can come and help out at our sanctuary, either as a group or an individual. This is very much still in the development stage, but if you would like to register your interest, please fill out our form below and sign up to stay in touch about future volunteer opportunities.

Other ways you can get involved

Fundraise for us

Fundraise for us

We’re always on the lookout for fabulous fundraisers who can help raise vital funds for our rescued animals and shout about the work we do. There are lots of fun ways to get involved and you’ll feel great knowing you’ve helped rescued animals live their best possible lives.


Help out at our Open Days

Our highly popular annual Open Day takes place each summer at our farm animal sanctuary in Worcestershire. If you’d like to come along and lend a hand, we have lots of jobs available, from helping to direct cars through to supervising our animal areas. To find out more, reach out to our team via email at info@goodheart.org.uk